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Teaching Materials Center: How to find materials

How to find TMC Books

The Teaching Materials Center is often referred to as the TMC.The VuFind interface is the standard/automatic version of the catalog, and limits are available for you to limit your results to just TMC items. The first link below shows a video with instructions on how to find TMC books in the library catalog.The second link is a video instructing you how to find Bilingual children’s books in the TMC.

NoveList Plus

Do you need to find books for a specific grade level or lexile range?  Use Novelist!  It is a database of literature that provides teaching ideas, reader's advisory, multiple ways to limit a search, and more.  Watch these videos to learn more about this great resource.

Video 1: NoveList Overview

How to find NoveList on the Milner website / Search Box / Genre Booklists / Book Recommendations / shortcuts / browsing links (author, series, subject) / More (author read alikes, award books, book discussion guides, booktalks, Dewey numbers, featured articles, grab and go book lists, picture book extneders, title list)

Video 2: Basic Title Search

Book description / age range information / Reviews / More about this book (publisher, checkbox searching) / Lists and Articles (booktalks, awards, recommended reading lists / Read Alikes

Video 3: Advanced Searching

Overview of limits (date, audience, grade, awards, etc.) / Search for Subject with limit age 9 - 12 / how to narrow results / find related lists and articles / further limit results

Video 4: Teacher Resources

Award books / Booktalks / Book Discussion Guides / Picture Book Extenders / Finding curriculum book lists and bibliographies

*Important note* Remember that if you find a book on NoveList you will have to check our online catalog to make sure that Milner Library owns that title.