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M.A.T. Graduate Education Research Guide: Social Studies

An online guide to library resources to support students enrolled in the M.A.T. Education program at LaGrange College.

Suggested Reference

Important information about Citing

** Citing information is often included at the bottom of database entries.  APA Style Guide available in reference stacks and on reserve.  Remember your sources’ authority and reliability are important issues for you (and your future students) to always consider.  Wikipedia is a publicly edited encyclopedia and therefore not a consistently reliable source.

Find Books!

Lewis Library Catalog



There are many ways to search the library's catalog online!


  • You may search for books from the LIBRARY CATALOG link located on Lewis Library's Homepage.
  • Once you have selected a book, write down the call number (i.e. TR 15 .R57 2007) and search in the stacks by browsing call numbers.
  • Remember to look at the books near the book you are looking for if you need more than one. Books are grouped together by subject!
  • Books can be checked out at the circulation desk on the main floor. Remember, reference books are for in-library use only!


  • When searching for E-books for this course, go to the LIBRARY CATALOG
  • Then, LIMIT your search to the location "E-Book" to retrieve electronic books only.

Sources for Country Studies Assignment

GALILEO Resources for Middle School Grades

TIP:  Change User to “Galileo Teen” for list of available databases. The following resources are recommended for background information for middle-school students:

Georgia Performance Standards

K-12 Textbooks

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