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Reading Research Guide (Education): Find Books

A guide to resources on reading development, teaching reading, and children's literature

Book & Media Catalog

Use the catalog to locate books in print format, e-books, and media (CDs & DVDs) in the library collection.

For best results, use the most direct search.  For example:

  • If you have the title, search by title. 
  • If you know the author, search by author.

The keyword search is good for searching several concepts at once.  The more terms added to the search, the more the search results are narrowed.

  • Search by keyword using only major concepts or words
  • Do NOT search using complete sentences
  • Use the Help tab for information on how to search or ask a librarian

Materials are organized on the shelf by subject according to the Library of Congress System. 

  • The call numbers on the spines of the books begin with letters in this alphabetical system.

To access e-books with a computer off-campus, users will be prompted for their college e-mail address and password.

The catalog is shared with Carroll County Public Libraries and McDaniel College (Hoover) Library

  • Use the drop-down menu in the upper right corner to choose Carroll Library Partnership & search all of the libraries at once
  • Use the Request button to request materials from other libraries
  • Materials can be picked up at the college or any of the public libraries

Borrow Materials from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Selected Books

Use the catalog to find additional books on reading.

  • Search by subject using the suggested subject headings to the right or
  • Construct keyword searches using that language.
    Example:  reading and readiness

Subject Headings

Subject headings are used in the catalog and research databases to group similar information under one term or phrase.

Use the language in these subject headings to construct searches in research databases and/or the catalog.

These words are always good search terms:

  • Reading--philosophy
  • Reading--research
  • Reading, philosophy of
  • Reading comprehenson
  • Reading--ability testing
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading disability
  • Dyslexia
  • Reading--remedial teaching
  • Reading readiness
  • Word recognition
  • Reading (High School)
  • Reading (Secondary)
  • Reading (Middle School)
  • Reading (Elementary)
  • Reading (Primary)
  • Reading (Kindergarten)
  • Reading (Preschool)
  • Reading evaluation
  • Group reading
  • Reading--parent participation
  • Reading--phonetic method
  • Reading--physiological aspects
  • Reading readiness
  • Reading--social aspects
  • Reading--study and teaching
  • Reading teachers
  • Reading--language experience approach
  • Reading--United States

Selected Ebooks

Search the library catalog for electronic books.

Use Open Search Options/Collections/CCC Ebooks to limit the search

From a computer off-campus, you will be prompted for the college e-mail address and password to gain access.