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Educational Resource Collections

Gives an overview of education collections in the Dr. MLK Jr. Library as well as online resources.

About ERC

The Educational Resource Collections At San Jose State University 

Award Winning Books - Available on the lower level - Award winning children's book (both fiction and nonfiction). These include many different award winners, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Belpre, and many other awards.

Big Books - Available on the lower level - Oversize copies of children's books, often classics.

California Adopted Textbooks - Available on the 7th floor - The California Department of Education web site has a database of adopted state textbooks and their prices. The database linked here provides excellent information on what instructional materials are currently adopted.  Older textbooks and those no longer adopted are located in the lower level of the King Library.

Curriculum Available on the 7th floor - Includes professional development materials based on current learning theory and research; also includes lesson planning materials for practical application in classrooms.

Historic JuvenileAvailable on the lower level - An expansive collection of historical materials for children and young adults spanning the late 18th - 20th centuries. Includes fiction, nonfiction, picture books, periodicals, novelty books, primers and other historic educational materials. 

Historic TextbooksAvailable on the lower level - Includes outdated California state adopted textbooks and curricular materials. 

Research Education Collections - Available on the 7th floor - Materials that do not fall into the above categories can be found in the L's on the 7th floor of the library. L is General Education. LA is the History of Education. LB is the Theory and Practice of Education. LC is Special Aspects of Education. LD through LG is information about Individual Educational Institutions in the United States, the Americas,  Europe, and the rest of the World, respectively.