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ECI 313: Classroom Management In Early Childhood Education

Background Sources

Background sources provide basic facts, definitions, and overviews of various topics. Much background information can be found using a basic web search and a critical eye. Useful categories of sources include:

  • Encyclopedias.
  • Newspapers, such as The New York Times
  • Professional websites (from professional educational organizations, academic researchers, etc.)
  • Books, especially the introductions.

Some library sources are listed below. If you need help, please contact me!

Exhibit, Argument, and Method Sources

Each academic discipline or subject has specialized tools to find research studies that can be used as exhibits (examples, evidence, etc.), arguments (lines of scholarly research that you can extend, refute, and build on), and methods. If you don't know much about the topic, you can always ask me for help on where to find these kinds of sources. The recommendations below are good places to start because the cover a wide range of topics.