Lesson Plans Guide


Lesson Plans Guide

How to Locate Lesson Plans...
...in websites? From the Library's Homepage: 1) Click on Web Resources; 2) Click on Education Sites; 3) Select Lesson Plans & Instructional Resources.

Or, click here to go directly to Lesson Plans & Instructional Resources.
How to Locate Lesson Plans...
...in the ERIC database? Log into Ebscohost's ERIC.
  1. In the first search box, type "lesson plans" and in the adjacent box, select SU Descriptors to search it as a descriptor.
  2. In the next search box, type in your content keyword(s) e.g. "social studies, phonics," etc. Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
  3. In the Refine Search area, limit your results.
    Date Published = optional
    Journal or Document = Limit to Document (although lessons plans do appear in some journals)
    Educational level = Select the level your desire, or leave set to "All"
  4. Once you get your results, sort by relevance.
...in Primary Search? Log into Ebscohost's Primary Search.
  1. In the first search box, type "lesson planning." Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
  2. In the second search box, type in your content keyword(s) e.g. "langage arts," etc. Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
...in Mas Ultra School Edition? Log into Ebscohost's Mas Ultra School Edition.
  • In the first search box, type "lesson planning." Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
  • In the second search box, type in your content keyword(s) e.g. "mathematics" etc. Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
...in Education Abstracts Full Text? Log into Wilson Web's Education Abstracts Full Text.
  • In the first search box, type "lesson plans" and in the adjacent box, select Subjects to search it as a subject.
  • In the second search box, type in your content keyword(s) e.g. "social studies," etc. Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
...in the Curriculum Resource Center database? Log into Facts on File's Curriculum Resource Center.
This database includes items that students may be able to include in their lessons plans. It includes both high school and elementary school (junior) sections.
...in the Library Catalog? Log into Library Catalog -- Advance Search.
  • In the first search box, type "lesson plan* or curicula or curriculum planning." Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
  • In the second search box, type in your content keyword(s) e.g. "social studies, language arts, physical education," etc. Don't make a change to the adjacent box.
  • Limiting by date is optional.
Locating Children or Juvenile Literature in the Library
This Library has a juvenile collection located in Palmer Wing 4th floor. The collection is divided between fiction and non-fiction using the Dewey Decimal Classification System. There is no separate juvenile reference collection. The books about childrenÂ’s literature are shelved in the circulating collection which is arranged by Library of Congress Classification.

To locate books by author and/or title, do a Basic Search in the Library Catalog. However, if you want to find juvenile books in Spanish (or other languages) and/or juvenile books on a particular topic, then use the Advanced Search. You may also add a limit by date of publication.

See this example:

library catalog advanced search example-folklore and Spanish

This Library Guide was created by Teresa Omidsalar.