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Education Resources Center: Welcome

Westfield State University, Ely Library Curriculum Collection

The Education Resources Center

Welcome to Ely Library and the ERC!!

You may still place holds in QuickSearch for books you wish to pick up, but once notified that they are waiting for you, you will need to pick them up in the library, on a table to the left as you enter.  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 look forward to seeing you!

Ask if you have any questions and come in to browse our new displays.

Teaching Tip of the Week

Online Activities

From the National Wildlife Foundation

  • Free Ranger Rick Digital magazines and content:

Parents working to educate and entertain their children while schools are closed also can access the monthly Ranger Rick Educator’s Guides and Ranger Rick Jr. Parent Reading Guides.

  • Free Eco-Schools Curricula and Program:

Free access to a variety of teaching tools from the National Wildlife Federation's Virtual Classroom including Guides, Toolkits, Lessons, and Activities.

From Other Organizations

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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