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ERC Collections

Use Webster, the library’s online catalog, to find specific materials in our collections. The catalog’s Advanced Search page allows you to search by collection (“location”). Loan periods vary by collection. Some materials do not circulate to non-BSU users.

Print Collections

Use Webster, the library’s online catalog, to find specific materials in our collections. The catalog’s Advanced Search page allows you to search by collection (“location”). Loan periods vary by collection. Some materials do not circulate to non-BSU users.

  • ERC General Collection
    • Professional books for educators, including books on classroom management, assessment, lesson planning, teaching methods, activities, etc.
  • ERC Reference Collection
    • Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, indices, etc.
  • ERC Media Collection
    • Materials in video, DVD, CD, audiocassette, and other non-print formats
  • Test Preparation Collection
    • Test prep for the MTEL and other common entrance exams
  • MA Frameworks/Common Core
  • Curriculum Guides 
    • Small collection of curriculum guides from several U.S. states
  • Children’s Periodicals
  • Instructional Aids (kits)
    • Board games, kits with manipulatives, flash cards, etc.
  • Children’s Big Books
    • Large format books for shared reading or read-aloud
  • Children’s Fiction and Non-fiction books 
  • Young Adult Fiction and Non-fiction books
  • K-12 Textbooks 
    • Classroom textbooks in all academic subject areas (English, reading, math, science, social studies, etc.)

Microfiche Collections

ERIC Microfiche Collection

The ERIC microfiche or document collection consists mainly of non-commercially produced materials and includes such things as government reports, curriculum guides, technical reports, research papers, conference proceedings, opinion papers, and so on.

From 1966 to September 2004, full-text ERIC documents were issued on microfiche. After September 2004, full-text ERIC documents were made available only online. Many ERIC documents produced before 2004 have now been converted to an online-accessible form and can be found full-text in the ERIC database as pdf documents.

In the ERIC database, ERIC documents are designated as “ED,” and each ERIC document is assigned a six-digit ED number (e.g., ED 455 101).

The Educational Resources Center in Maxwell Library has the entire ERIC microfiche collection, spanning 1966 to 2004, and containing over 500,000 documents. The microfiche documents are housed in Library Room 124 in filing cabinets according to their ED numbers.

Tests in Microfiche

Tests in Microfiche (TIM) is a small subset of the ETS (Educational Testing Service) Test Collection and was offered by annual subscription to libraries in colleges and universities (discontinued in 2005). Maxwell Library has the complete run of TIM microfiche, housed in Maxwell Library, room 124 (L124). For more information on its use, see the Tests and Measures MaxGuide.

Standardized Test Collection

The ERC has a collection of approximately 850 tests. All are indexed in Webster, the library’s online catalog, which may be searched for individual titles or for broad subject areas, such as achievement tests, personality tests, and so forth.

The print collection of the Educational Resource Center includes numerous reference sources relevant to testing, including: Mental Measurements Yearbook; Tests in Print; Test Critiques; Guide to 100 Tests for Special Education; Consumer’s Guide to Tests in Print; and Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures.

Maxwell Library also subscribes to an online version of Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print and has two computer workstations with test scoring software loaded on them:

  • BASC II – Behavioral Assessment System for Children, 2nd ed.
  • K-TEA II – Kaufman Test of Education Achievement, 2nd ed.
  • Key Math 3
  • PPVT-4 – Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, 4th ed.
  • WAIS III – Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 3rd ed.
  • WIAT II – Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 2nd ed.
  • WIAT III – Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd ed.
  • WISC IV – Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th ed.
  • WMS III – Wechsler Memory Scale, 3rd ed.
  • WJ III NU Compuscore – Woodcock Johnson, Normative Update, 3rd ed. (cognitive and achievement tests)
  • WJ III RDB – Woodcock Johnson, 3rd ed., Reading Diagnostic Battery

Please Note: ERC staff can provide only limited assistance with the scoring software. You will need to address most questions to your professors.