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Early Childhood Education: Finding Books and Journal Articles

This web page lists resources in early childhood education (ECE), care, and development for young children from birth to approximately age 5.

Finding books

Search for books and eBooks


Books are an excellent source for finding:

1.  Background information

2.  Overviews

3.  In-depth information on a topic or subject that has been researched over time

4.  Compilations of essays or articles from scholars on similar subjects

5.  Chronologies

Find books in our collection by searching the library catalog.




To search for an item in libraries near you, go to the A to Z Databases and select Worldcat.

Featured Books

Finding Journal Articles

The library subscribes to journals in print and electronic formats.  Current print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the first floor of the library.  If you know the title of the journal, you can find out if the library has it in print or electronic by using the Periodicals Holdings List.  Periodicals include journals, magazines, newspapers and other serial publications.  Periodicals do not circulate but may be viewed in the library.

Many periodicals are available with full-text (or full image) online in the databases.  Search the e-Journal Locator for specific titles.  You may also request specific journals that the library does not own through the Interlibrary Loan Department.

Journals of Interest

Child Development

Children Today

Child Study Journal

Child Psychology & Human Development


See our list of databases that the Lyman Beecher Brooks subscribes to.