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Ed. 2500: Access & Evaluate Titles

Suggested materials for Education 2500 course

Access Curriculum Lab Site at

Public LIbraries are Awesome

Some systems have free cards (Calgary public, and Lethbridge Public until 2021).

You can borrow for free by requesting a TAL card (The Alberta LIbrary). Request to have a TAL card mailed to you.

You can search your library's online catalogue and request an item for pickup/hold.

Search Help: Good Search Terms

For Picture Books (32-48 pages)

picture books

friendship fiction

schools fiction

[any topic] fiction

humorous stories


Other Good Keywords

[any topic] folklore

[any topic] poetry


For Teaching Ideas

basketball study and teaching

[any topic] study and teaching

[any topic] activities

Currlab Summon Search

Go to Main Library / Summon

Search Help: Information to Look for in the Results

Image from Catalogue

Example: Practice Finding Information About this Book

Click on this title to access the full record in Summon. Locate:

  • A Professional Review that recommends a grade level
  • One other book that looks interesting (using YOU MAY ALSO LIKE)
  • The number of Pages and the Publication Date.

Search Help: Professional Reviews Help You Evaluate

Search Help: "You May Also Like" is Great for Browsing!

More Detail: Page #, Publication Date are Important

Access to Currlab Materials During COVID Closures

You can REQUEST items for pick up from Anderson Hall (M-F 10-4. Sat 10-2). Use our Search Box to Access.

NEW! Distance Mail Delivery (over 90Km). Make sure your address is up to date in the Bridge. Indicate DISTANCE at time of request.

New ebooks: Indigenous Perspectives

The eBook Alternative

View the DEMO VIDEO below to see how to find picture books in Follett Shelf (no sound so watch the mouse closely!). *TIP* Check out the book when it is your turn to read (return it right away). You won't have lag in turning pages*