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Instructional Resources Center (IRC) website with course guides supporting the Division of Teacher Education curriculum.

Finding books

Subject encyclopedias

Burke Reference Collection. Provide background information, terms, topics, and trends.


To find books and media only in the Education Library, limit your results:


See print Research Guides in the Teacher Education Computer Lab.


In the Burke Library:

Current print periodicals are on the Lower Level.

Reference books and librarian offices are on the 1st floor.

Education books to check out are on 2nd floor in the L’s.



Teacher Disposition assignment

Compare periodical types

1. Scholarly journals inform, report, or show original research and experimentation.

            Written by and for scholars or researchers in a specific subject area or discipline.

            Strict review process by peers within the discipline.

2. Trade publications give practical information to people in an industry.

            Written by specialists or practitioners in a particular field or industry.

            Review by editorial staff.

3. Magazines provide information to a general audience on a range of topics.

            Written by the magazine’s staff, a field expert or a free-lance writer/journalist.

            Review by editorial staff.


All 3 periodical types are found in different databases:

Subject-specific in the field of Education: Proquest Education Journals and ERIC.

General: Academic Search Premier




  1. Go to the Burke Library page  
  2. Electronic Databases (purple box) - Education Journals (from Proquest) 
  3. Enter the keywords Teacher Dispositions
  4. Think critically as you look at the long list of articles. Look at the article title, journal title, date, and subjects. Read the abstract to be sure it is appropriate for your assignment. 




KEYWORDS – KNOWN VOCABULARY.  Initial words for searching:  Teacher Dispositions

Narrow by Full text, date, and more precise words and phrases such as

     Teacher dispositions AND    

Teacher Attitudes       

Professional ethics


Student teachers

First year teachers

Classroom Management

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Different databases use different subject terms. Subjects above are from various databases. Keywords and subjects are also used when searching the library catalog for books.

COMBINE phrases or words with “Advanced Search”.



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