Answered By: askalibrarian askalibrarian
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 34

Hi Alexis,

I'll be glad to help you identify some key words. First off, I believe that you are probably looking for information about reading instruction: teaching children to read, how they learn to read, and so on.  If you're actually interested in some other area of reading, please write back to us and let us know what you have in mind.

Next, you may need to narrow your topic further before you can meaningfully sift through your results--we have a lot of books and articles about reading.  The first move that I would suggest is this:

1.  Go to the catalog.

2. Select "subject heading search" in the drop box on the right.

3. Type "reading" in the search box.

When you do this, you'll get a long list of subheadings that relate to reading--four or five pages' worth.  For instance, there are headings about various levels of education (primary, secondary, adult), and about subtopics like comprehension or phonics.  In addition, you can click on the small gray oval that says "Info," at the top of the list, to see some additional terms that are related to reading.  If you want books about reading, all you have to do is click on a heading that interests you to see the book or books that we have on that subject.  If you want articles instead, you can use the terms from the subject heading search as keywords in the database of your choice. 

Alexis, I hope this helps.  If not, or if you get stuck again, please write back to us again (or come into the library in person) and tell us a little more about what you're looking for.

--Reference Librarian

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