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Library Search allows you to search across a wide array of books, articles, and other sources in the Library and in libraries around the world.

Enter a search term(s) in the box below to get started with Library Search.


Curriculum Collection

The Library's Curriculum Collection contains:

  • textbooks for grades K-12
  • thematic unit guides
  • children's reference books
  • children's fiction and non-fiction
  • audiovisual materials, such as videos, games, and manipulatives
  • other resources that can be used for teaching and tutoring

The collection is located on the lower level of the Library, east of the center stairwell. The guidebooks are  organized by Dewey call number and curriculum material is grouped by subject within grade level.

Searching for Children's Books in the Library

Children's books are found with the curriculum collection on the lower level of the Library,

  • Fiction - call number 372.214
  • Non-fiction - call number 372.212 

To find titles when not looking for a specific author or title, use the advanced search feature of the library catalog.   

  • Use key words such as "juvenile," or "children's nonfiction." 
  • Include a topic/subject or genre,  e.g. "time travel," "magic," "poetry." 
  • Do an exploratory search on a known title to see the topics/subjects used.  For example, the title below would be retrieved by using the keywords "juvenile" and "poetry" or "children's poetry." If looking for as specific country, one could have included the keyword "mexico."




When to use Google and Google Scholar

Google can be used to find government information like educational policies, Common Core and other teaching resources, and reports. There are advanced features that can help make your searching more efficient and effective. 

Google Scholar is another way to find scholarly information.  And, you can also use Scholar to find related resources.

  • Search Google Scholar by a title.
  • Click the Cited By link to find articles that cite this title. 
  • Click Related Articles to find other articles on the topic. 

Use Find-it@Wheaton to access the source through the Library or to request via ILL.