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Elementary Education

Research and study resources for students in the Elementary Education program, or otherwise preparing to teach in elementary schools.

Welcome

Welcome

What's This?

This guide lists resources and tools that will help you to do academic work and research on elementary school teaching, and use the materials you find.

What If I Need Help?

Contact Ash Lierman at lierman@rowan.edu !

Need Help with the Praxis Exams?

We have many test prep books, flashcards, and practice exams for the Praxis Core and for various Praxis II examinations, both in the library and online! This guide lists them, plus some reliable and helpful free online resources for preparing:

Guided Lesson Plan Builder

This step-by-step tool from the library has a blank lesson plan template to download, and informational resources on how to complete each section as you move through the pages.

Find Scholarly Articles

Find Scholarly Articles

The best way to access scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles from Rowan University Libraries is through our databases. Databases are self-contained online tools that provide large searchable collections of articles and other materials. They may contain articles from a large variety of subjects, or focus on only one subject.

Below are some key databases specific to Education, as well as a few other tips and tools.

Best Bets for Education Articles

NOTE: You can search both these databases at once!

  1. Open either ERIC or Education Source (it doesn't matter which).
  2. Click the Choose Databases link above the search boxes at the top of the screen.
  3. Ensure that both ERIC and Education Source (and any other databases you wish to include) are checked in the list.
  4. Click OK. Now when you search, you will get results from both databases simultaneously.

Tip: Getting articles

If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If a message is displayed indicating that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article through our Illiad online system.

Google Scholar

You may prefer to use Google Scholar to find scholarly articles, and that's okay too! Just make sure that you can access the articles you find, by linking Google Scholar to Rowan University Libraries' resources.

  1. From the Google Scholar home page, click the button in the top left with three horizontal lines: Google Scholar menu button example
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Settings area, click the option in the left navigation that says Library links.
  4. In the search box marked Show library access links for (choose up to five libraries):, search for Rowan University.
  5. An option should appear below the search box that reads "Rowan University - FullText@RowanUniversity" with a check-box next to it. Click the check-box so it is selected.
  6. Click Save in the lower right.

Now when you search in Google Scholar from this browser, your results should link directly to full text of each article, courtesy of Rowan University Libraries.

Google Scholar Search

Find Articles and More by Teaching Subject

Find Articles and More by Teaching Subject

This page links to library resources that are useful for teaching in different subject areas.

Health and P.E. Teaching Articles and Resources

Journal Articles

Quick Information

English Teaching Articles and Resources

Journal Articles

Quick Information

Social Studies & History Teaching Articles and Resources

Journal Articles

Quick Information

Primary Sources

Spanish Teaching Articles and Resources

Journal Articles

Quick Information

STEM Teaching Articles and Resources

Journal Articles

Quick Information

Find Books

Find Books at Rowan Libraries and Other Universities

Also note that Library Search actually searches for books and journal articles simultaneously, unless you narrow your search to only books, via the menu options on the left side of the screen.

Call Numbers

L - Education (General)

LA – History of education

LB – Theory and practice of education

LC – Special aspects of education

LD – Individual institutions – United States

LE – Individual institutions – America (except United States)

LF – Individual institutions – Europe 

LG – Individual institutions – Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand,          Pacific islands 

LH – College and school magazines and papers 

LJ – Student fraternities and societies, United States

LT – Textbooks

Find Media, Lesson Plans, and Activities

Find Media, Lesson Plans, and Activities

The resources on this page include both library and open web resources providing instructional media, materials, professional development resources, and more.

Guided Lesson Plan Builder

This step-by-step tool from the library has a blank lesson plan template to download, and informational resources on how to complete each section as you move through the pages.

Campus Resources

Resources from Teacher Professional Organizations

Resources from Educational Producers, News Sources, Museums, and National Organizations

Other Online Resources

Find Education News

Find Education News

A good starting point is to search for your topic in our Newspaper Articles search. (This search can also be accessed from the top bar of an Advanced Search in the main search box on the Campbell Library webpage).

Collections of Newspapers

These searchable databases all include large amounts of newspaper articles that may be relevant to education.

Cite Sources

Cite Sources

Use these tools to organize and cite your sources, and to learn different citation styles.

Citation Management Tools

These are software tools designed to help you save, organize, and cite the sources you find for your research.

Learn More About Citing

Have an unusual citation problem to solve, or need to learn the mechanics of APA style? These tools provide more information and examples.