Alder GSE's Library

Alder Graduate School of Education’s Library primarily utilizes a digital approach to providing library and information resources to all graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Library supports the learning, teaching, research, and information needs of the Alder community by providing quality materials and exemplary services that directly support Alder’s institutional mission: To create opportunity and cultivate success for every student by recruiting and educating excellent teachers and leaders who reflect our schools’ communities.

Collection Development Policy and Copyright Compliance Statement

The Alder Library’s collection primarily consists of digital resources: scholarly journal articles, trade publications, periodicals, reports, multimedia content, and e-books relevant to Alder’s academic curriculum. The library respects the intellectual property rights of all copyright holders and will abide by all laws governing usage of copyrighted materials, specifically working within the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). For more information, please see the Alder Collection Development Policy and Copyright Compliance and Statement.

Current Library Resources

ERIC: From the U.S. Department of Education, Educational Resource Information Center, ERIC provides 1.5 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides. When searching, please be sure to click on “Full text available on ERIC”.

Mometrix – Studying for CSET, CBEST or RICA? Check out this database to get test prep materials and sample questions on these exams all online. Note: You must be online to access the materials. The database does not allow users to download or save these files.

OverDrive—Over a thousand e-books are available for you on the computer or on the app. Check out this 3 minute video on how to use Overdrive!

Sage eJournal CollectionThis database provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals in the field of education.

Current Services

  • – Need help with writing? Speak with a live tutor or get writing feedback using You can also speak with a tutor to get help in mathematics, sciences or other areas for your test prep support.
  • Research Consultations—Questions about finding scholarly sources, using education databases, or having problems with OverDrive?
  • Writing Consultations—Need help reviewing your essays, sources, citations, or sample writing for upcoming exams like the CSET?
  • General Formatting for APA Citation

Library Newsletter Updates

Still Have Questions?
Contact the Instructional and Research Librarian for more help:

Raymond Pun