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Are you looking for help using Instructional Resource Center collections? This page contains links and information to resources developed specifically for education, IRC and juvenile collections. You will also find LibGuides created to support specific education courses, answers to frequently asked questions about IRC collections and web pages featuring special collections. Come back often, more resources are planned.
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The juvenile collection (children's books), located on the second floor of Ashland University Library, includes award winning titles such as Newbery and Caldecott Medal and Honor books, Coretta Scott King award books, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Alex Award Winners and Children's and Teacher's Choice award books. Titles added to the juvenile collection are evaluated using professional reviews prior to purchase. An example of professional review journals used includes Booklist, Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal.
To help students using the juvenile collection, LibGuides and web page resources have been developed for general use and specific course assignments.
- LIBGUIDE: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE GENRES
This LibGuide provides an overview of children’s literature genres, learn more about realistic fiction, historical fiction, biographies, non-fiction and folklore and folk tales.
- LIBGUIDE: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE TOPICS
This LibGuide features information on a variety of frequently requested children’s literature subjects. Learn more about Art, Dance, Theater, and Music, Exceptionalities, Holidays, Math and Physical Education.
- LIBGUIDE: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD BOOKS
This LibGuide details IRC reference and book review resources and information about prominent ALA children's literature awards such as the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award.
- LIBGUIDE: GRAPHIC NOVELS
Use this LibGuide as a starting point for information on Graphic Novels. Included are finding aids for graphic novels in the juvenile and general circulating collection, library database resources and internet links.
- MOCK CALDECOTT PANELS
Mock Caldecott panel sessions have been held with students in Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature course since fall 2002. Each fall and spring term, students participate in this activity in the Instructional Resource Center.
- LEVELED BOOK KITS: JUVENILE
Book kits are part of the IRC juvenile collection selected for use with guided reading. Each kit, housed in a red folder complete with book covers for easy browsing, consists of a single title and includes one hard copy, six soft copies (paperback) and information pertaining to recommended reading levels.
- LIBGUIDE: INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
This guide is an information portal featuring library resources to support EDCI 505, Introduction to the Principles of Instructional Technology.
- LIBGUIDE: TECHNOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY TEACHER
This guide is an information portal featuring library resources to support EDCI 521: Technology for the 21st Century Teacher.
- LIBGUIDE: PHONICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources are presented for EDEC 140 Phonics & English Language.
- LIBGUIDE: ECE / ECIS SPANISH MAJORS
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources for early childhood and early childhood intervention specialist Spanish majors in education.
LibGuides: General Education & Research
- RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
This page is a starting point for research in the field of education. Library resources include reference titles, library databases recommendations, Internet Links and Citation Guides & Plagiarism resources.
- Ed.D. RESEARCH: DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Library resources for doctoral students in Education; included within the guide is information for locating dissertations and an introduction to the library mentor program.
- COPYRIGHT RESOURCES
A starting point for copyright information, this LibGuide provides links to a variety of library and Internet resources. Support for campus copyright management is available from Auxilary Services, support for library reserves is available at AU Library.
LibGuides: AU Columbus Center IRC
- COLUMBUS CENTER IRC
Learn more about the Instructional Resource Center at Ashland University's Columbus Center.
- TRADEBOOKS & TECHNOLOGY (archive)
Information portal featuring resources - main campus and AU Columbus Center - to support EDEC 323 Tradebooks & Technology.