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Education: Getting Started

Where do I start?

Here are some suggested keyword/subject search terms to use when searching the databases and catalog. Keep in mind, â€‹Many of these terms could be used in an "Advanced Search" mode using the Boolean Operator "AND", connecting them to another search term such as "Adolescence".

  • Child Development
  • Preschool Education
  • Kindergarten
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognition in Children
  • Language Acquisition
  • Educational Achievement OR Academic Success
  • Multicultural Education
  • Diversity in Education
  • Teacher Child Interactions 
  • Developmental Stages
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Children's Literature
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Neurodiversity
  • Bullying
  • Self Esteem
  • Poverty 
  • Peer Groups
  • Gender Identify


Sample Online Reference Sources

Resources in our print and online Reference collections, such as subject encyclopedias, are great starting points for your research. They offer concise overviews of a topic, summaries of key research, and often a bibliography which can serve as a starting list of sources for your project. 

APA Citation

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During most Library Hours, you will be able to chat with a SUNY Ulster librarian. When the library is closed or all librarians are busy, the chat will be staffed by librarians from different institutions through Ask Us 24/7.  We will respond to chats during regular business hours.

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