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Early Childhood Education: Books

This guide has been developed to introduce Early Childhood Education students to Humber Libraries' resources and services, and to help with research.

Finding Books at Humber Libraries

Education, pediatric health, and other related information is widely available in book and eBook format at Humber Libraries. Books and eBooks can be found by searching the library catalogue or browsing our print collection. For tips, see the information below.


Search for Books

Search for books and videos in the Library Catalogue:

  • If you are looking for a specific book, try a title search. Use the drop down menu next to the search box.
  • Try using child$ (with dollar sign truncation symbol) in a keyword search. Truncation will pick up variations of a word, therefore searching for the words child, children, and childcare (for example) all at once.
  • An Advanced Search allows users to tailor their search for specific items using multiple pieces of information.

Need Help? Visit the research help desk (4th floor, North Campus Library) for assistance.

Browse the Collection

To browse ECE books by call number, visit the library's 4th floor:

Call Number Subject
L 7 - 991 Education (General)
LB 1101 - 1139 Child study
LB 1139.2 - 1139.5 Early childhood education.
LB 1140 - 1140.5 Preschool education. Nursery schools
LB 1141 - 1489 Kindergarten
LB 1501 - 1547 Primary education
LB 2361 - 2365 Curriculum
LC 3745 - 3747 Children of immigrants (first generation)
LC 3950 - 4806.5 Exceptional children and youth. Special education
LC 3991 - 4000 Gifted children and youth
LC 4001 - 4806.5 Children and youth with disabilities. Learning disabled
LC 4812 - 5160.3 Other spcecial classes

Reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias are available in the 4th floor reference collection, and book stacks.

Research Help

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