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TED 467 — Secondary Teaching Methods II (D'Aquino)

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Veronica D'aquino
(310) 243-2581


Library Basic Information

Background Information

Books & E-Books


Statistics & Education Indicators


Online Activity

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Background Information

Articles, chapters, and reviewed essays from subject encyclopedias and handbooks are particularly helpful for providing a snapshot of the scope and aspects of a particular topic. These resources are a good starting point if you are new to a particular research area. Likewise, you may also find the references to other works that usually appear at the end of each article useful.

 Some of these resources might be accessible online by providing your CSUDH username and password, while others might be available as print and should be requested by their call numbers. Please click the hyperlinks to access those that are available electronically.


Education and technology: an encyclopedia

Online / Ref LB1028.3. E17 2004

Encyclopedia of African American education


Encyclopedia of bilingual education

Ref LC3707. E523 2008

Encyclopedia of education

Online/ Ref LB15 .E47 2003

Encyclopedia of education law

Ref KF4117. E53 2008

Encyclopedia of educational reform and dissent

Ref LB2805. E528 2010

Encyclopedia of evaluation

Ref H62. E583 2005

Encyclopedia of multicultural education

Online / Ref LC1099.3. M58 1999

Gale Reference Library


Gender and education


Standards and schooling in the United States

Online / LB2822. 82. S82 2001


Diverse sexuality and schools: a reference handbook


Education in crisis: a reference handbook


Handbook of curriculum development


The handbook of educational theories


Handbook of research on educational communications and technology

LB1028.3. H355 2004

A handbook of research on multicultural education

LC1099.3 H35 2004

The Sage handbook of curriculum and instruction

LB2806.15. S24 2008

Secondary schools: a reference handbook


Tools for teaching



 These specialized dictionaries provide brief explanatory entries for terms and topics pertaining to a specific field of inquiry.

 The Greenwood dictionary of education


 Historical dictionary of American education


 Learning theories

Online / LB15. L4695 2002

Books & E-Books

The Torofind Catalog allows you to identify books and other materials held in and available to the library. The Simple Search screen enables you to search by Keyword, Title, Author, Subject, ISBN/ISSNN, or Library of Congress call number by using the dropdown feature in the search bar. For more complex searches, use the Advanced Search option where you can combine multiple concepts and search fields in various ways.

 These are some subject headings used to describe materials available in our catalog. The hyperlinks will take you to the result list. Otherwise, select the Subject field from the drop down menu of the Toro Find Catalog and type your predefined heading.

Classroom management

Education, Secondary

 Education -- Philosophy

 Educational leadership

 Educational tests and measurements

 Effective teaching

 Emotional problems of children

 Inclusive education

 Lesson Planning

 Students, Ratings of

 Teacher effectiveness


The University Library houses books and other relevant materials pertaining to the discipline of Education. These resources are arranged according to the Library of Congress system. Below is a chart with a few sample call number ranges and the locations that may be relevant to this course:


Call Number


History of education


4th Floor North

Theory & practice of education


4th Floor North

Secondary education & High schools


4th Floor North

School management & discipline


4th Floor North

Educational tests, measurements…


4th Floor North

Inclusive education


4th Floor North


Not all currently available e-books are accessible from the online catalog; therefore also try searching directly through the e-book vendor. E-book databases are available on the library home page under Databases by Subject. The library online catalog is also used to manage renewals, save and e-mail searches, and more. Our collection of e-books is restricted to our CSUDH community, Please log in using your CSUDH username and password.

 Checking Out Materials

If you have a current student ID you may check out up to 30 items for 28 days from the general collection at the Circulation Desk, located on the second floor of the library. Be aware that although some course-required materials may be available for check out, these resources are loaned for a limited period of time -- usually 2 hours but can also be up to 4 days. For more information on renewals, holds, overdue fines, etc. contact the Circulation Desk at (310) 243-3712.

Searching Other Library Collections

The Catalog of the CSU Libraries allows searching of the collections from all 23 CSU campuses, and for finding materials that are not available at your CSUDH Library. These materials may be requested through Interlibrary Loan online at no cost.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community, state, country, and from around the world.  WorldCat locates your items of interest at the libraries nearest to our campus. Items available for loan may be borrowed online and include: books, journal articles, and some dissertations and theses. For additional information on policies contact the Interlibrary-Loan Services at (310) 243-3716.


The University Library subscribes to a number of databases that index magazine and journal articles, many of which are specialized in the field of Education and are available full text.

Access to electronic databases is available through the library’s main webpage via Databases by Title. Databases are also arranged by topics under Databases by Subject. Full-text access and date coverage varies by individual periodical titles as well as from one database to another; therefore you may find it necessary to search in multiple databases.

The Journals by Title allows you to identify and locate specific journals, their availability, whether they are accessible electronically or in print, and their coverage dates.

If you are accessing the databases from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your My CSUDH username and password.


ERIC & Education Full Text  features content on a wide array of subject areas including adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration, and teacher evaluation among many others. It provides full text coverage from over 350 journals dating back to 1996.

Eric, the Education Resource Information Center sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences, covers information from journals included in both the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It provides access to more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Academic Search Premier covers a wide range of general interest magazines (trade and consumer) as well as scholarly journals on education among many other fields. It provides access to full text for over 4,700 journals dating back to 1975.

PsycINFO, by the American Psychological Association, contains nearly 2.3 million citations and abstracts of books, book chapters, research reports, congress proceedings, dissertations, and journal articles in psychology and related disciplines including education, dating as far back as the 1800s.

Current local issues in education may be available in the news sources first before being covered in the scholarly literature. Lexis-Nexis supplies access to content of thousands of news sources nationally and internationally. Other newspapers database available that might be useful is: News & newspapers (1988-current).

MERLOT is a CSU system program that provides peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials on diverse disciplines.

Statistics & Education Indicators

This section includes publicly accessible sources of statistical data with an emphasis on American secondary and postsecondary education. Many of these sources are by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), including specific reports.

Sources Nationwide

National Center for Educational Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education nationwide.

Common Core of Data (NCES) is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts. It also allows for comparisons across all states.

Condition of Education (COE/NCES) summarizes current developments and trends in American education. Full text of prior reports is also available from 1980 (please expand the title for viewing).

Digest of Education Statistics (NCES) offers a compilation of statistical data, both governmental and private, covering American education at the national level from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Full text of prior reports is also available from 1991 (please expand the title for viewing).

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP/NCES) provides data on subject-matter achievement (e.g. Arts, Civics, Economics, etc.), instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (at a grade level) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students).

Projections of Education Statistics (NCES) provides enrollment and graduation data of public elementary and secondary schools at the national and state levels for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2019. Full text of prior reports is also available from 1990 (please expand the title for viewing).

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2009. This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates which started in 1988. Full text of prior reports is also available at the NCES website (please expand the title for viewing).

US Department of Education. ED-Gov.  The Research & Statistics tool allows for the retrieval of quick facts on American education, and other data available on best practices on research and program evaluation and performance.

Sources at the State Level

California Department of Education. Data and statistics collected from California schools and learning support resources to identify trends and educational needs, and to measure performance.

School District Demographic System provides access to school district demographics and related geographic data.

State Education Data Profile (NCES) allows for the searching of information on elementary secondary and post-secondary education, finance, demographics, etc.


The American Psychological Association style, or APA, is commonly used within the social sciences including in education. In order to avoid plagiarism it is important to document the resources by incorporating citations in text and the references page according to this manual style.

Publication of the American Psychological Association

APA Website

APA Tutorial

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Online Activity