Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Bierce Curriculum Center: Resources and Layout

This libguide provides details about the Bierce Curriculum Center including the collections and tips for searching.

Curriculum Center Resources

Resources included in the curriculum center are:

  • children and young adult fiction
  • children and young adult non-fiction
  • juvenile biographies
  • school textbooks (both teacher's edition and student's edition, organized by grade-level)
  • teacher activity books (some materials in the collection include lesson plans/lessons)
  • reference books (such as the Children's Literature Review series)
  • teaching kits, educational games, and manipulatives

Curriculum Center Layout

The collection starts with award winners. These materials have a blue tint over the call number which helps identify the resource as one of the award winners we actively collection. More information about these books can be found on the Award Winners tab. The front of the range holds works of fiction (novels, short stories, etc.), while the back of the range has nonfiction (factual information such as biographies, and non-prose literature such as drama and poetry).

The next section of the curriculum center is general fiction. The fiction books are organized by AUTHOR’S LAST NAME with call numbers beginning with “jF”, “F”, or “FICTION.” Example: If you are searching for a Harry Potter book, you need to look under “Rowling.”

The next section are the non-fiction materials which are in Dewey Decimal System order by subject. More information about that can be found on the Organization tab. You will also find a small section of education games, kits, and manipulatives towards the end of the area.

Following the Dewey numbered non-fiction books, two smaller sections with books using discontinued classifications.

First are the biographies. The call numbers on biographies begin with “jB”, “yB” , or “B.” Biographies are arranged alphabetically by the LAST NAME of the person whom the book is about. Many biographies, especially newer titles, are now in the nonfiction Dewey call numbers. These are generally placed under the topic a person was best known for, or in the 900s.

The last section in the curriculum center is a small number of picture books with call numbers starting with “jE.” Newer picture books will be in the FICTION range mentioned above.