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Curriculum Materials Collection: Books/Catalogs

A basic introduction to the Curriculum Materials Collection housed in the Digital Design Studio of the Michael Schwartz Library.

Library PIN

Please create a Library PIN if you don't have one already! You need a Library PIN to view your library record ("My Account"). Through My Account, you can check on the status of item requests and renew materials online. You also need a Library PIN to request items from the Scholar Online Catalog and to use the Research Databases and eBooks from off campus.

See the PIN Instructions if you need help.

Children's Books

To locate books for children and/or for young adults, use the following resources:

Search juvenile as a keyword, combining it with other terms. For example, juvenile ballet. Results will include juvenile fiction and juvenile literature.

Other useful search terms include: big books, board books, children's literature, children's stories, fairy tales, picture books for children, young adult fiction.

In OhioLINK and SearchOhio, refine results by Format, such as to Book, Recording and Audiobook, CD and Cassette.

Scholar Online Catalog

Scholar is the online catalog of the CSU Libraries. For every item that the Michael Schwartz Library or the Law Library owns, a summary or description is created and is added into Scholar.

Use Scholar to search for BOOKS and for other items, like DVDs, videos, CDs, eBooks, government documents, and the TITLES of journals, magazines, and newspapers available in the CSU Libraries' collections.

You can search for items a number of ways, including by Title, Author, Keyword, or Subject.

Use the search box below for a basic search, or go to the Scholar Online Catalog. You can use the Advanced Search screen for more complex searches -- combine keywords, apply limits, sort results.

 

 

 

There are three categories of items in the Curriculum Materials Collection:

  • Juvenile Books (fiction and non-fiction books for pre-K to 12) [JUVCOL]
  • Curriculum Materials (sample textbooks and books teachers would use in planning lessons) [CURMATS]
  • Curriculum Media (non-book items, manipulatives, and other learning devices) [CURMATS]

To limit search results to books from the Juvenile Collection, do a KEYWORD search in the Scholar Online Catalog using JUVCOL and a subject area or topic.

For example:

JUVCOL friendship

JUVCOL science

To limit search results to items from Curriculum Materials and Curriculum Media, do a KEYWORD search in the Scholar Online Catalog using CURMATS and a subject area, topic, and/or grade level.

For example:

CURMATS mathematics

CURMATS puppets

CURMATS reading elementary

Limit your results by Material Type, such as to BOOK, KIT, 3-D OBJECT, PICTURE, CHART