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eBooks

Visit the eBooks page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

ERICERIC: Education Resource Information Center. Includes articles, reports, and more on education.

nullGale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

nullGale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

LearningExpress PrepSTEP: Test preparation, computer skills, online learning, job skills. Practice tests, e-books, and more.

nullOxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

nullProfessional Development Collection: Full-text articles from education journals and reports.

nullPsychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Over 550 publications in behavioral sciences.

nullSocINDEX with Full-Text: Over 390 journals, over 720 books, and more.

nullTeacher Reference Center: Over 270 education journals and magazines, some with full-text articles.


Streaming Videos

Aspects of Child Development:Ages 4 to 11

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Study of the child: Theories of Developmen

null Browse education videos from the Films on Demand database.


Special Topics: Resources on Notable Educational Psychologists

General Reference

Try Biography In Context or Credo Reference for various resources on the names listed below and others.

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology, 2004, an e-book by Noel Sheehy.

Erik Erikson

Childhood and Society, by Erik H. Erikson
Call number: BF 720 .S63 E75 1993

Erik H. Erikson: The Power and Limits of a Vision, by Paul Roazen
Call number: RC 438.6 .E75 R63 1997

Identity’s Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson, by Lawrence Friedman
Call number: BF 109 .E7 F74 2000

Lawrence Kohlberg

Lawrence Kohlberg’s Approach to Moral Education, by F. Clark Power, et al
Call number: LC 311 .P69 1989

Moral Development, Moral Education, and Kohlberg: Basic Issues in Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and Education, edited by Brenda Munsey
Call number: BF 723 .M54 M684 1980

The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice, by Lawrence Kohlberg
Call number: BF 723 .M54 K62 1981

Abraham Maslow

The Farther Reaches of Human Nature, by Abraham H. Maslow
Call number: BF 637 .S4 M368 1993

The Right to Be Human: A biography of Abraham Maslow, by Edward Hoffman
Call number: BF 109 .M33 H63 1999

The Third Force: The Psychology of Abraham Maslow, by Frank G. Goble
Call number: BF 698 .G56 1970

Jean Piaget

Building Understanding Together: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Education, by Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
Call number: LB 1139.25 .W35 1997

Conceptual Development: Piaget’s Legacy, an e-book, edited by Ellin Kofsky Scholnick.

The Language and Thought of the Child, 3rd Edition, by Jean Piaget
Call number: LB 1139 .L3 P5 2002

Local Resources for Special-Needs Children and Their Families

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, within the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, includes the EarlySteps and other programs, providing services and resources to families with children with medical conditions that may result in developmental delays.

Families Helping Families: “A Louisiana Network of Family Directed Resource Centers”


Web Resources

General Reference

ED.gov: U.S. Department of Education, “ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.” The agency provides data and statistics, information on key educational issues, and more.

EDSITEment! The Best of the Humanities on the Web offers lesson plans and more.

Education World, offers articles, lesson plans, professional development, technology, and other education resources.

IES: Institute of Education Sciences a division of the U.S. Dept. of Education, this agency provides information and data on education research, practices, and policies.

Louisiana Department of Education, provides resources for certification, teaching, assessment, and more.

Classroom Technology

Technology Planning, from Education World, offers information on conferences, workshops, and more.

Tools for Student-Centered Learning, Free tools and resources from Intel Education, this offers Online thinking tools, teaching and learning resources, and more.

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology News, From ScienceDaily, “your source for the latest research news.” Includes news, articles, video, images and book lists.

Educational Psychology, this section of K12 Academics offers a wealth of information. The home page also lists information related to disorders and disabilities.

Diversity in Education

Classroom Diversity and Academic Success, from education.com, this site offers information focusing on cultural, ethnic, and gender issues.

Diversity in Education, from Education World, this section offers resources related to varied forms of diversity, including cultural, gender, special education, and more.

ISER: Internet Special Education Resources, is national directory of special education and special needs services, providers and products.

OSERS: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, from ED.gov this resource “is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21” and focuses on information and resources addressing the IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act).

Teaching Across and Within Disciplines

STEAM: A Framework for Teaching Across the Disciplines, “STEAM = Science and Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.”


Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales Campus)

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)

Psychology Today

Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf Number

BF 712 to BF 724 – Developmental psychology.

BF 721 to BF 723 – Child psychology.

HF 5549.5 .T7 – Computer-assisted instruction (Employees-training of).

L – Education.

LA – History of education.

LA 201 to LA 398 – History of education – United States.

LB – Theory and practice of education.

LB 1028.3 to LB 1028.8 – Educational technology.

LB 1049.9 to LB 1050.75 – Teaching reading.

LB 1050.9 to LB 1091 – Educational psychology.

LB 1139.2 to LB 1139.5 – Early childhood education.

LB 1140 to LB 1140.5 – Preschool education. Nursery schools.

LB 1141 to LB 1489 – Kindergarten.

LB 1501 to LB 1547 – Primary education.

LB 1555 to LB 1602 – Elementary education.

LB 1705 to LB 2286 – Education and training of teachers and administrators.

LC – Special aspects of education.

LC 8 to LC 59 – Forms of education; self-education; home schooling; informal education; alternative education; etc.

LC 65 to LC 245 – Social aspects of education.

LC 189 to LC 214.53 – Educational sociology

LC 1099 – Multicultural education.

LC 1200 to LC 1203 – Inclusive education.

LC 3991 to LC 4000 – Gifted children and youth.

LC 4001 to LC 4806.5 – Handicapped, disabled youth and children.

QA 101 to QA 145 – Elementary mathematics (including basic mathematical concepts for elementary grades).