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Starting points for research in Teaching

New Titles in Collins Library!

Listed here are just a few of the books that were added recently to the Collins Library collection.  Search Primo Search to find many more titles available through the library.

Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic in Education, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • L    Education (General)
  • LA  History of education
  • LB  Theory and practice of education
    • LB 1025-1050.75 
      Teaching (Principles and practice)
    • LB 1050.9-1091
      Educational psychology
    • LB 1501-1547
      Primary education
    • LB 1555-1602
      Elementary or public school education
    • LB 1603-1696.6
      Secondary education. High schools
  • LC  Special aspects of education
  • PZ  Fiction and juvenile belles lettres
            (Children's & YA Fiction)

Locations of books

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

Children & Young Adult Books

Collins Library has a growing collection of books for children and young adults.

The fiction collection is shelved on the 4th floor.  Look for call numbers beginning with PZ.

Nonfiction books are shelved by subject throughout the library.  To find nonfiction books for children do a keyword search in Primo Search using words that describe your topic, then using the filters to the right of your search results, choose "juvenile works" under the 'genre' facet or add the word "juvenile" as part of your keyword search.

Search Primo

Streaming Media

Academic Video Online and Kanopy are streaming media services which provide access to a broad spectrum of educational and documentary content.


E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search! 

Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.

Need help?

This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you.  If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!

Andrea Klyn
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office:  Collins Library 141

Request an Appointment with Andrea