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Education Resources Center: Welcome

Westfield State University, Ely Library Curriculum Collection

The Education Resources Center

Welcome back to the open library and ERC!!

You may still place holds in QuickSearch for books you wish to pick up, but once notified that they are waiting for you, will have to ask for them at the Circulation Desk so that they may be checked out to you.  Please pick them up quickly and bring them back as soon as you are finished with them so that others can access the same materials.  We are all looking forward to getting our (clean) hands on those books!

We will be Very Happy to see you and help you with any questions you have about the collection.

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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 Education Guide.

To search for materials in the ERC, follow these simple instructions.

From the Ely Library QuickSearch:

  • In the search box, type in a topic, author, or title
  • Change the right hand drop down to Education Resources Center and click the Magnifying Glass  
  • All listed items will be located in the ERC
  • In order to search for Picture Books on specific topics, you will still need to use the Advanced Search option
  • See Children's Young Adult Literature tab above to search for picture books

ERC Tests

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 Reference Desk in order to use it.

For more information, see Tests & Assessment 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.   

Student Assistant looking for a book in the ERC Stack.For assistance with education‐related questions, call (413) 572‐5235.

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