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eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections 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.


Suggested Databases


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Suggested Streaming Videos

Special Topics: Resources on Notable Educational Psychologists

General Reference

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

Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call 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).


Suggested External Websites

General Reference

Classroom Technology

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

Teaching Across and Within Disciplines