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Gramley Library's Education Guide

Teaching Resources: Book materials for use with kids Non-book materials for use with kids Curriculum Materials Collection Research Resources: Books and A/V Databases Websites Eric Documents Periodicals Other Resources: Praxis I Preparation APA Style Salem College ~ The materials shelved in the Teaching Resources Center, basement level of Gramley Library,...


Teaching Resources:

Book materials
for use with kids

Non-book materials
for use with kids

Curriculum Materials Collection

Research Resources:

Books and A/V

Databases & Websites

Eric Documents & Periodicals

Other Resources:

 Praxis I Preparation

APA Style

Salem College ~ 

The materials shelved in the Teaching Resources Center, basement level of Gramley Library, represent much of the library’s Curriculum Materials Collection. Call numbers in the online catalog begin with "CMC" or, for the juvenile collection, "juv." 




Big Books are individually stored in hanging plastic bags on three circular racks near the north and east walls of the Teaching Resources Center.

Easy (pre-school to third grade reading level) big books share the single call number juv E. They are hung together on the right-hand rack in alphabetical order by title. 

Juvenile non-fiction big books are on the second rack in simplified Dewey order (i.e., juv 201; juv 345.7; juv 593.61).

Language Arts kits made up of a big book, smaller copies of the same book, and sometimes an audio tape recording are on the third rack. 


(4th grade to Young Adult reading levels)

Non-fiction juvenile books have Dewey classification call numbers (e.g., juv 527.46); fiction juvenile books' call numbers begin with "juv" + the first three letters of the author’s last name (juv Hau, juv Mac, juv Whi). 

What titles are in our juvenile collection?  Browse the basement shelves or search the online catalog for these terms:

   ° [ juvenile fiction ]
   ° [ juvenile literature ] -- limit this search to material type "Books"

For listings of the Caldecott and Newbery medal and honor book winners, go to: and



These are shelved in media cabinets along the south wall of the Teaching Resources Center and organized by subject: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Arts (Music, Visual).  Call numbers are based on the subject (e.g., Math 016, Math 025).


Most of our computer software for education runs on Macintosh computers, and dates to the 1990s, although many of the "newer" titles will run on Windows. The software is stored at the circulation desk - please ask the attendant for assistance.


Programs created for professional use in teacher education as well as those that serve as teaching resources for elementary and secondary students are stored in media cabinets on west wall, basement level of Gramley Library. Browse the online catalog to identify needed titles or peruse the open video shelves in person. Unless otherwise noted, these items circulate for seven days.

Hint: If you do not know the title of the videocassette you want, do a subject search LIMITED BY MATERIAL TYPE to videocassette using such useful search terms as education, reading, teaching strategies, or children's stories.


CMC (books that support classroom teaching needs)

Call numbers are preceded by "CMC," and are shelved in the first few book stacks of the Teaching Resources Center.  Resources include:

  • Books on teaching methods
  • NC Standard Course of Study & other publications of the Public Schools of N. Carolina
  • Curriculum Guides
  • Textbooks approved by the state (N.C.)




Philosophy, Theory, and History of Education -- our circulating collection is located on the 2nd Floor; call numbers begin with "L"

Reference books -- shelved in the Reading Room (Main -1st- Floor) and include encyclopedias, statistical compilations, and handbooks; call numbers begin with "Ref"


Most audio-visual materials are kept in closed stacks, although there are many items openly available in the Teaching Resource Center; identify needed items via the online catalog, then ask the circulation attendant for assistance.


Access the the library's best resources for educational research through the library'sEducation Subject List of Databases and Web sites. 

ProQuest Education Journals
This database indexes over 550 periodical titles in education, including full text articles for 300+ titles.  

The ERIC database is a comprehensive index to educational research, including conference proceedings and journal articles (see also, "ERIC Documents," below).  Access ERIC direct or from EBSCOHost.  [Note: search both interfaces - you will be surprised to locate different results.]

NC Live Databases and Web sites
NC LIVE is a gateway to several dozen databases containing information on any topic pertinent to educational research. The education databases in NC LIVE are listed here.

SFX helps you locate full text or print availability for your journal article citations.  For example: your professor provides you with the following citation:
     Olga S Jarrett,  Darlene M Maxwell,  Carrie Dickerson,  Pamela Hoge,  et al. (1998). Impact of recess on classroom behavior: Group effects and individual differences. The Journal of Educational Research, 92(2), 121.
Enter the name of the journal (in this case, "The Journal of Educational Research") into SFX.  Here are the results: 

SFX journal title example

By clicking on the correct database (make sure the date for your citation fits within the date range of a database), you'll be directed to full text online.

If you cannot find full text for your article using SFX, request it from Interlibrary Loan.

ERIC documents

ERIC documents include research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, and conference papers dealing with education. ERIC documents issued in 1993 and after are now available online in full-text at

Salem’s microfiche collection of ERIC documents begins in 1985 (with ED 247370 volume 20) and runs through 2004.

Microfiche are stored in cabinets in the basement hallway; a microform reader & printer are located along the south wall of the Teacher Resources Center (basement) of Gramley Library. Printing of microfiche images is free.


The library maintains paper subscriptions to many basic education periodicals. Use the library's catalog to locate paper periodical titles (HINT: search for "education periodicals" by subject) or review this list.  If you are seeking a specific periodical, search its title in SFX.


Praxis I Preparation

The library offers online access to two practice tests through the LearningExpress Library. There you will be asked to create an additional ID and password. The link to the Praxis I practice tests is located under the heading TEACHING.

APA Style

See the library's citation guide to locate a variety of resources to assist with APA style.  The library also carries the latest APA style manual in print: BF76.7 .P83 2001 c.1 -or-
REF BF76.7 .P83 2001 c.2

This guide might be of use for citing ERIC Documents: