ERC Help and Information
The Curriculum Center
Education Resources Center (ERC) Mission:
The Education Resources Center prepares teacher candidates and graduate students focusing on Education to make immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by teaching the concepts and logic of information access, by fostering information independence and critical thinking, and by providing access to Educational materials and information.
For assistance with education‐related questions, call (413) 572‐8398.
Searching for items in the Education Resources Center
Materials in the Education Resources Center include: books, big books, games, unit plans, textbooks, lesson plans, activity books, kits and education software packages that you can borrow and use to enrich and add interest to lesson plans and classes you will teach as a student teacher.
For education research related to theory, see the Educaton Guide.
To search for materials in the ERC, follow these simple instructions.
From the Ely Library QuickSearch:
- Click on Advanced Search under the search box.
- In the “Keyword” box, type in B8:education resources collection
- If you know a title you would like to find, type it in "quotation marks" in the search box next to Title.
- If you wish to search a topic instead, change the drop down box to Keyword and type in your topic.
- Enter your search terms in the search box
The Test Collection
This collection of standardized tests includes measures for development, intelligence, and reading, as well as culture-fair tests and other classroom measurement instruments.
NOTE: Tests do not normally circulate outside of the Library due to the cost of replacement and licensing restrictions. They are like Reserve Items except that you must sign out each test at the ERC desk in order to use it.
For more information, see Tests & Asssessment Information