This guide contains information that will help you locate materials to use in creating lesson plans. It will also help you learn to locate materials in the IMC. Additional assistance is available from the IMC staff - ask us!
Lesson Planning Resources
Gateways to Resources
Library and Research Terms
Locating IMC Materials by Type
To locate IMC Materials follow this path: Library Homepage >> Books and Media >> Advanced Search >> Type in Keyword, Author, Title, or Subject >> Modify Your Search by limiting to the ASU IMC or other limiters >> Submit Your Search
You can also browse for materials:
All fiction is arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name on IMC shelves 13, 14, and 15. The call number begins with the designation FIC.
All picture books are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name on the low shelving in the IMC. The call number begins with the designation E. Big books and board books are located on the shelves beside the reading area.
You can search for poetry, fantasy, science fiction, alphabet books, counting books, and graphic novels by subject heading.
Library Homepage >> Books and Media >> Subject >> Type in your search term >> Limit your location to the ASU IMC
To find historical fiction, contemporary realistic fiction, predictable books, easy readers, traditional literature, fractured fairy tales, fairy tales, and utopian/dystopian literature:
All nonfiction is arranged by Dewey call number on IMC shelves 5-11. The call number begins with a number. You must search for nonfiction by SUBJECT.
Biographies are arranged in alphabetical order by the person about whom the book is written on IMC shelf 12. The call number begins with the number 92.For example: Oprah Winfrey: A Twentieth-Century Life = 92 W7682co