How to find Library material?
You can find Library materials by searching the Library Catalog.
Simply go to the Library website and type a keyword, author, or title in the search box. If you don't want to go to the Library website each time, you can bookmark the Library Catalog URL in your browser and search directly in the catalog.
Library website: http://lib.yccece.edu.hk/en/
Library Catalog: http://koha.yccece.edu.hk
(1) EBSCO Database
Over 213,000 e-books are available via the EBSCO database.
Search EBSCO: Click here
You can also watch this short video to learn how to find e-books:
(2) SAGE Knowledge
A database of ebooks and reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education.
Search SAGE Knowledge: Click here
The Kidsploration Library has print and electronic journal available to YCCECE users.
To see the list of print journals: Click here
There are several ways to find journal articles online.
(1) Searching in EBSCO Database
The easiest way to find journal articles is through the EBSCOhost database. You can search directly on the EBSCO database platform, or switch the drop-down list in the Library Catalog to "Discovery".
Search EBSCO: Click here
Search in Koha (Discovery search mode): Click here*
*Make sure you have selected "Switch to Discovery" in the drop-down list next to the search box.
Unfortunately, the Library Catalog is linked only to the EBSCOhost database. There are many other journals you have access to but are not searchable in the Library Catalog or EBSCOhost database. The best way to find expand your search on articles is to search the following sources:
(2) ProQuest Education Database
The database includes over 1,000 full-text journals and 18,000 dissertations, supporting research on the theory and practice of education.
To access ProQuest: Click here
(3) JSTOR Archival Journal Collections
Over 300 journals and book chapters in law, psychology, public policy & administration, education, linguistics, sociology, social work, Asian studies; in addition to EBSCO, JSTOR is another great database available to you to look for scholarly information. JSTOR stands for "Journal Storage". As the name implies, it focuses on archiving journal content. Although it may not contain the latest issue, the coverage of a journal is impressive. Many of the journals provide access to content published over 50 and even 100 years ago!
Check out this newsletter that gives an introduction to JSTOR.
To access JSTOR: Click here
(4) 中國期刊全文數據庫(學前教育) = China Academic Journals Full Text Databases (Early Childhood Education)
The subscription covers over 40 full-text Chinese ECE journals as listed in the attachment and it supports searching in simplified Chinese text only.
To access CNKI: Click here
(5) Individual Journal Website
For example, here is a list of some of the online journals you have access to:
- Early Years
- European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
- Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education
- Early Child Development and Care
- Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
- Journal of Early Childhood Research
- Young Exceptional Children
- Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Infant Behavior and Development
- Teaching Young Children
- Young Children
- International Journal of Early Childhood
- Zero to Three Journal
To access the journals above, search their name in the Electronic Resources page: Click here
Course Reserves are reading material listed in the course outline. They are mainly two types of course reserves, (a) required reading materials, and (b) supplementary reading material. If a book falls under the "Course Reserve at Counter" collection, the book is placed behind the Kidsploration Library Counter and you will need to ask Library staff to retrieve it.
To access the Course Reserves list: Click here
More information on Course Reserves can be found here.
You can also watch this 2-min video to see how to find course reserves quickly:
The Kidsploration Library has electronic newspapers.
Besides e-books and journal articles, the EBSCO database also contains newspaper articles, mostly international news.
To access EBSCO: Click here
Last update: 2021-10-21