EDPD 4388/5388 (Dr. Azua): ESL Teaching Methods

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.

Reference Sources

Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Education
LB15 .E47 2003 Ref.
Multi-volume set with an excellent description of English as a second language entitled "Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, and English as a Second Language."



Cornette Library's online catalog
Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
  • a keyword search for your subject, such as ESL.
  • the general LC subject heading ENGLISH LANGUAGE -- STUDY AND TEACHING.
  • the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as ENGLISH LANGUAGE -- STUDY AND TEACHING -- FOREIGN SPEAKERS.

To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.

  • Online catalog for libraries around the world.
  • Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two weeks for the books to arrive.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

Which database?

Familiar interface to search K-12 Education Journals and ERIC digests. Links to full-text and limits for scholarly sources are included.

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Web Sites

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans, worksheet generators, WebQuests, educational news updates, and links to additional education sites. Annual individual subscription cost is $19.99.
ENC (was Eisenhower National Clearinghouse)
Subscription service that provides access to K-12 mathematics and science teaching. As of Spring 2009 one time individual cost is $29.95.
Teacher-reviewed material. Articles and curriculum calendar are free. Annual subscription cost for 150,000 lesson plans K-12, all subjects, is $29.95 (Spring 2009).

Citing Your Sources

Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?

APA Citation Manual


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