The Education Collection at the Central Library

The Education Collection can be found in the Business & Social Science division at the Central Library and is intended for parents, educators, and students. The collection encompasses materials in the following areas: teaching resources for Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, special education, homeschooling, curriculum guides, educational history, and continuing/higher education. Anyone can borrow items from this collection on their library card.

Continuing/Higher Education

This collection includes resources pertaining to higher and continuing education, which entails financial aid and student loan information, scholarship guides and undergraduate and graduate college preparation guides, and test preparation books for entrance exams. Below is a table that outlines test preparation materials available to borrow from the Business & Social Science Division.

 

TEST ACRONYM NAME OF TEST
TASC (formerly known as the GED) Test Assessing Secondary Completion
TASC (in Spanish) Preparación para el Examen TASC
TABE Test for Adult Basic Education
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT Scholastic Assessment Test
ACT American College Test
CLEP College Level Examination Program
GMAT Graduate Management Admissions Test
GRE Graduate Record Exam
LSAT Law School Admission Test
MCAT Medical College Admissions Test
NCLEX-RN National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse
TEAS Test of Essential Academic Skills
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
PCAT Pharmacy College Admissions Test
NYSTCE New York State Teacher Certification Exams
CDA Child Development Associate
PMP Project Management Professional
CAPM Certified Associate in Project Management
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
CDL Commercial Driver’s License

Education Databases

Several databases pertaining to education are accessible remotely from the library’s website. This includes the following databases:

Education Periodicals

The Business and Social Science Division has educational periodicals that can be read in the library or used for research. A copier is available to use for making copies of articles. Here is list of the periodicals available in the division:

  • Childhood Education
  • Educational Forum
  • The Elementary School Journal (ESJ)
  • High School Journal
  • Journal of Special Education
  • Literacy Today
  • Reading Research Quarterly
  • The Reading Teacher
  • School & Community
  • Teaching Children Mathematics
  • Young Children

For more information about Education resources like these please contact the Business & Social Science Division Division at (585) 428-8130