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ECED 1115: Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This assignment guide is for the Essay and Presentation Assignment for ECED 1115.


Cover photo for ECED Library TutorialThis tutorial will familiarize students with the resources and tools to help them conduct research for their ECED courses. The content is broken into 4 parts:

  • Introduction to the Langara Library & Learning Commons
  • Introduction to Library Resources
  • Demonstration of Quick Topic Search
  • Conclusion and Recap

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various research and writing supports available to you at the Library and Learning Commons
  • Navigate to the education section of the Library website
  • Differentiate between peer reviewed articles and popular articles
  • Develop appropriate keywords for database searching using the database operators AND and OR

Part 1: Introduction to the Langara Library and Learning Commons

This section of the tutorial will introduce supports available at the Langara Library & Learning Commons, specifically:

  • Research supports such as online chat and one-on-one virtual meetings with librarians
  • Writing supports, including online chat with writing tutors and the WriteAway service
  • Citation supports

Part 2: Library Resources

This section of the tutorial will:

  • Highlight the various types of resources you can find using the Quick Topic Search
  • Define "peer review" and explain the peer review process
  • Explain the differences between searching library databases and search engines like Google
  • Provide a strategy to improve your keyword searching in library databases

Click through the slideshow below and test your knowledge with the various activities included.

Part 3: Quick Topic Search Demo

In this section of the tutorial, I will demonstrate how to:

  • Search for library resources using the Quick Topic Search found on the Library homepage

  • Filter your results to find peer reviewed articles, e-books, and streaming video.

  • Save, share, and cite your articles

Watch the video and then get oriented with some of the key features of the Quick Topic Search interface by clicking on the "i" icons on the Quick Topic Search image below.

Part 4: Conclusion