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EDEC 262: Foundations in Literacy K-9: Introduction

Library resources, information, and instruction for EDEC 262 with Professor McDaniel


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EDEC 262: Library Guide

Welcome! This guide supports your literacy based topics research, lesson planning and teaching strategies, for Professor McDaniel's Foundations in Literacy K-9 course.

Here you will find details (e.g., handouts, activity) and information used during your library instruction session and additional Archer Library resources.

Guide Overview

This library guide includes:

  • Introduction: A guide overview
  • Meet Today's Databases: Academic Search Complete, Education Full Text, ERIC (EBSCO Interface), and APA PsycInfo.
  • Evaluating Information: Explore how to apply the CRAAP test to help you evaluate information resources. Download the infographic for later use.
  • Evaluating Journal Types: Take time to determine journal types (scholarly, practitioner, or popular) when conducting your research.
  • References: Citations and image attribution

Using this Guide

During the session activity,  we will use this guide to access each of the databases. Navigate the guide from left to right using the tabs at the top of the page; database profiles are provided in the drop-down menu titles: Meet the Databases. 

This guide will remain available at the conclusion of the session and, like all Archer Library guides, accessible online 24/7.  Feel free to explore; select a tab to review page contents. 

Questions? Need help?

If you have questions about any of the Library resources presented in this guide, or need help using them, feel free to contact me via email at

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Visit the Archer Library Services for Students page for more details concerning reference and research help.



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