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Early Childhood Education: Research assignment: ECCE 2120

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

Citation & Style Guides

APA Style

Find books, DVDs, and more

Search the Books, DVDs, and More search box from the library homepage.  

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 "Where Can I Get This?"; this will check if we have it in another database, or let you request the article from another library through Interlibrary Loans

Research databases

Use Database Citation Tools

Hanging Indents in MS Word

The video demos: the EBSCO citing tool, formatting a hanging indent, and double-spacing your document. Click video at any time to pause

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). 

VCC Online Catalogue Subject Searches


Here are some popular subject searches in the VCC online catalogue. Click on them and they will take you to a list of library materials about that subject area...

Remember: For most topics you can pair 'early childhood education' or 'early childhood' with a topic of interest. For example, "nutrition early childhood" will retrieve resources about nutrition specific to young children.

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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