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Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (CLDDV 101: Osburn): Find Authoritative Sources

Use this guide for your research paper on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Positive Discipline.

Find Authoritative Sources

Scholarly material is produced by scholars/experts whose credentials can be evaluated. Aimed at other scholars, it disseminates specialized and discipline-specific information, often reporting on original research and experimentation. Scholarly information is a great choice for college students, though it can be challenging to read because of its scholarly language. Scholarly sources are often called academic or peer-reviewed.

 

Finding Information in Databases

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, so it is useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. 

ERIC is a specialized education database.

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Why You Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

Use WorldCat to discover books, eBooks, videos, and more for your research. Use the search bar below to begin your search:

 


For complete instructions on using WorldCat check out our WorldCat research guide.

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