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Early Childhood Education: Research assignment: ECCE 1176

Find library and online resources for students and faculty in the field of early childhood education.

Pediatrics for Parents (journal)

Citation & Style Guides

APA Style

VCC Online Databases

The database will provide you with a citation and abstract (short summary of the article) or the full article. 

If only the citation is available, click "Find Full Text" or "Request this item through Interlibrary Loan."

Research databases

The Case tool in MS Word

1. Select the text.

2. Use the Aa button on the Home ribbon of Microsoft word to select the correct case. 

Note that in APA:

  • article titles are "Sentence case" (capitalize only the first word, proper nouns, and first word after punctuation)
  • journal titles all have the first letter capitalized (except for prepositions shorter than three letters long). 

Suggested Websites

These websites contain health information. Many are nutrition-related, and most include information about early childhood.

Evaluating Web Sources

Things to consider when doing research online:

  • Currency:
    • How up-to-date is the information? When was it published or updated?
    • Do you need to update some of it? 
  • Relevance:
    • Is it relevant? For example, if it's the laws around child care facilities, is it for BC? If it's nutritional information, is it the same guide that your employer uses? 
    • Is it suitable for your audience? For example, is information for parents in a suitable language?
  • Authority:
    • Who wrote the information? 
    • Are they experts on the topic?
  • Accuracy
    • Is the information correct, or does it contradict what you know from your textbooks?
  • Purpose
    • Why was it written? (To help you take care of children?)
    • Do the authors want to sell you something? 

Suggested videos

A healthy you

Off campus? Log in with your VCC username and password to view these videos.

7 videos (3-4 minutes) on these health topics:

  • chicken pox
  • measles
  • meningitis
  • malaria
  • typhoid fever
  • hepatitis A


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