Some of the best resources to begin gathering ideas on your topic include reference books which can be found on the first floor of the library or by filtering the A-Z Database List for Reference Resources. You can search the stacks using our suggested call numbers ranges located on the left of this page, or search our library catalog above. We also have several resources created to help you locate books and eBooks that you can access below.
Use the Library Catalog (PRIMO) to look for E-Books.
1. Enter a Keyword and select the option to search the Library Catalog.
2. After your search results are returned, click Available Online under Refine Your Results in the left menu.
3. Under Resource Type, click Book.
4. You will then have a list of E-Books.
UNCP purchases E-Books from various companies which may have different rules of access. Some companies allow multiple users at one time and other do not.
If you have questions, contact the Research Services desk at 910.521.6656.
Find Books in the Library Catalog Using Official Subject Headings
Gifted Children - Education
Gifted Children - Education - United States
Gifted Children - Identification
Gifted Children - United States - Identification
Gifted Children - Psychology
Gifted Children - Education - Curricula
If your professor recommends specific journals for your topic or if you have citations for articles you would like to read, you may search individual journals though the UNCP online subscriptions. Most journals are available in electronic format. On the Library Homepage, click the PRIMO box. When PRIMO opens, click the tab Journal Search above the search box. Type in the title of the journal you would like to read and the results will typically display one or more links to subscription resources with full-text. You may browse issues or search across all issues.
Alternatively, you can search Journal Titles through Browzine on this page.
Searching in Databases Tips
Stream these films through UNCP subscriptions:
Online Video Resources
Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools.
Educational resources featuring PBS programming
Free, video-on-demand children’s television programming for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing.
Library Video Databases
These are links to a few sites that will help you format citations for the APA style. Most of the electronic resources you use will have an easy link to show you what the citation will look like in an APA format. But always remember, the instructor is the last word on the correct format for the citation.
The Mary Livermore Library offers many services and resources to assist the students of UNCP. We hope you use this guide to familiarize yourself with the research process and how the library can support you as you are looking for information without our resources. This guide will:
State of North Carolina
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OERs) are defined by UNESCO as "teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." Strengths of OERs include that they are flexible, cost-free, and easily shared.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate
Institute of Education Sciences
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.