Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

ECE 112 - Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings

This Course Guide is designed to assist you with assignments and research for Ravitha Amarasingham’s ECE 112 - Observing, Recording, and Analyzing Early Childhood Settings  If you need assistance using any of the sources or need help finding additional information please contact a reference librarian either by stopping by the LRC, calling 508-678-2811 x2108, or using our Online Reference form.

This course guide is designed to provide you with some basic sources available at the LRC and through the web that will provide you with information on analyzing early childhood settings.  For further assistance please ask a reference librarian.  They will be happy to help you.

Research Project: Finding an Article

To read the full description of the assignment, click on the links below.

LRC - Journal Article Assignment

Children's Book Assignment

 Periodical Databases

The LRC has a number of databases that will provide you with information on early childhood education. These databases index journal and periodical articles, newspaper articles, transcripts from radio or TV news shows, pamphlets, and excerpts from reference books.

The databases listed below provide articles that you can use for this assignment. These articles come from a variety of magazines and journals in education. For hints on an effective way of searching that involves Boolean connectors, check out YouTube and Louisiana State University.

For screenshots that illustrate a successful database search, click here.  

Databases are accessible from off campus to patrons who have a valid accessBCC card unless otherwise specified. Type the bar code numbers (your library ID) on the back of the card when prompted.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators and serious students of education, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 full text high quality education journals and more than 350 full text peer-reviewed titles. In addition, there are over 1,200 abstracted and indexed journals (peer-reviewed and not peer-reviewed). This database also contains more than 200 full text educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Educator's Reference Complete
A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.