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ENG 465/565 Teaching Literature   Tags: class guide, english, literature, winter 2015  

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Standards Pages

  • NCTE Standards
    The Standards for the English Language Arts serves as a complement to Common Core standards. Also available are related teacher resources and professional statements on standards.
  • English Language Arts Standards--Oregon
    Oregon Department of Education's page for Common Core ELA standards, assessment materials, professional development resources, and related initiatives.

Browse by subject

Browse the online catalog by subject to find books on relevant topics:

Literature -- Study and Teaching (Secondary)

Reading (Secondary)

Reading -- Ability Testing


Keyword Searching

Generating Search Terms
Learn to generate effective search terms for internet or database searching


Basics of Effective Library Database Searching

This Printable Handout highlights the key elements of an effective library database search


Finding Books, E-books, and other material

Click on image to search for books, e-book, articles, and other material at Western Oregon University, Summit, and beyond. 

You can read e-books on any computer or download to your digital device [Using eBooks @ WOU]


Places you should set up accounts

Database accounts are an important tool to assist you with long-term research and to manage information. With the exception of the My Library account, where you log in with your WOU ID and password, you will need to create your own account on the site after you enter through the library's access.  Specific features vary, but typically the accounts allow you to

  • save your searches for later use,
  • set up email alerts and/or RSS feeds for new material that meets your search criteria,
  • save articles and organize them into folders,
  • and set personal preferences for the interface.

My Library

Gathers your WOU library checkout records, including Summit & Interlibrary Loan orders. Under "preferences," opt in to save your checkout history from now onward.

WorldCat  WorldCat

Save searches and make lists of materials in Summit, and beyond.

My EBSCOhost Ebsco

EBSCO is the vendor that delivers many of our databases, such as Academic Search Premier, and, specifically for the education literature, ERIC, Professional Development Collection (for educators), the Teacher Reference Center, and many others. 


    EasyBib is an online tool that helps you collect citation information, keep track of your sources, annotate entries, take notes, outline, and generate a references list in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian styles.

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    With your account through Google, you can set alerts for when new pages come on the free web that meet your search criteria, and you can use Google Books to save items of interest to your research.

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    Save your favorite websites to a online bookmarking & social networking site and access them from any computer. They provide browser buttons to make it simple to bookmark and tag a page, or you can connect to them from sites that include the AddThisAdd This or ShareThis  icons. Other features include seeing what sites other people are bookmarking, setting up networks of fellow users of the service, and sharing your groups of bookmarks. Delicious is a generalist site,  while CiteULike focuses on scholarly publications and on grabbing all of the required information for proper citation formatting.


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