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Teaching Materials Center: Finding TMC books in the Catalog

How to Find TMC Books In the Catalog

The Teaching Materials Center is often referred to as the TMC.

When searching the online catalog, you can limit your search results to just TMC items.

Example Search: "How do I find children's books about self-esteem?"

  • Keyword or Subject Search: "Self-Esteem" (example)
  • Limit by Location to: Teaching Materials Center
  • Limit even further by Genre to: Picture Books                               

The video tutorial below provides instructions on how to find TMC books in the library catalog.

How to find TMC Books

NoveList Plus

Do you need to find books for a specific grade level or lexile range?  Use Novelist! Scroll down to click link to the database. See page on "Leveled Books" for further info.

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 extenders, title list)

*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 (there is an embedded Library Catalog link in the record for a particular book).

Videos for NoveList Additional Features
Video 2: Basic Search for a Title
Video 3: Advanced Searching in
Video 4: Teacher Resources in NoveList