If you have any difficulty navigating the library catalog and management system, please know that there are several help options available to you:
- Contact an ERL staff member.
- Use the “how to” guides on Kresge Library’s website.
- Email Kresge’s central email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click on Books in the left side page menu on the Kresge Library homepage.
- Type in the name of the book you are seeking and press Search.
- In the Location filter on the left side, select all Educational Resources Lab locations.
- Use any other filters you wish to narrow results.
Using “Best Books for Children” – Book reviews (print only)
Looking for a book review for children’s literature?
Best Books for Children by John T. Gillespie
Call number: Ref Z 1037.G48
There are three editions: 2006, 2010 and 2015.
- Go to the Title Index of the book beginning on page 1577 of the 2006 edition. (You can also look up books by author in the Author Index and by subject in the subject index.)
- Select a title.
- Note the number at the end of the title. This is a citation number, NOT a page number. Each book listed is cited in numeric order within the book.
- Locate the title/author/subject by the citation number.
- At the end of the entry, in most cases, there will be initials that indicate a journal title. For example: SLJ = School Library Journal, BL = Book List, HBG = Horn Book Guide, BCCB = Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, etc. It will also give you the dates that the book was reviewed and grade levels.
- Go to the bound journal section of the ERL and locate the journal. They are in alphabetical order by title.
- Find the review and make a copy.
- You can also locate some of the journals online. For example: Horn Book Guide and School Library Journal.
- ALA Copyright information and TEACH Act – Information about the TEACH Act and other copyright issues from the American Library Association
- Copyright and Fair Use Resources – A vast website of resources regarding Copyright and Fair Use from Stanford University
- Library of Congress – Copyright and Primary Sources
- Copyright Law of the United States and related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
- Fair Use Resources – Videos, evaluators and more from the American Library Association
- The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world.
- ISTE Standards – formerly known as National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
- Presentation of 2017 State of Michigan Education Technology Plan
- Michigan Department of Education Technology Readiness Resources – TechPlan.org
- National Education Technology Plan – The flagship educational technology policy document for the United States, including a link to download the 2016 Plan.
Further information coming soon. In the interim, if you need assistance understanding Dewey or Library of Congress call numbers, please contact a member of the ERL staff.