Search across the library's reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc) for background information on your topic:
These sources can be useful for orienting yourself to a new concept or topic, for providing overviews and history of a topic, and for finding additional recommended reading.
Search these databases for scholarly journal articles and research reports on policies, programs educational models, curricula, or interventions.
Use this box to search WorldCat for books and articles in the Meredith library.
Use Google to locate government publications and reports about the government's early childhood programs, both at the federal and state level. Put quotation marks around exact program names.
You can specifically search for documents by state by adding the state's name to your search string, or limiting the domain of your search results as shown below.
Example: "Smart Start" North Carolina, or
"Smart Start" site:(nc.us OR gov)
You can also limit to government sites by adding site:gov to the end of your search string, or to nonprofit organizations by adding site:org. You can also limit your results to PDF files, which are often published reports, by adding filetype:pdf.
Example: "Family Infant and Preschool Program" site:gov
Example: TEACCH site:org filetype:pdf