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Teaching Visual and Performing Arts

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OneSearch - the CSUS Library Catalog

OneSearch is the CSUS Library catalog and contains the material holdings of the CSUS Library including books and videos. 

Use the multi-box ADVANCED SEARCH to search more precisely by title, author, keyword or subject. Then limit results to BOOKS and then limit again to items in the Library by clicking on the Library Catalog link under options listed to the left of screen.

Browsing the shelves

Method books explain various teaching strategies; think of them as "how to" books for teachers.  Many contain lesson plans that illustrate the recommended teaching strategies. Method books are listed in Onesearch and typically have a subject heading added such as drama  -- study and teaching  (primary) or arts -- study and teaching (secondary).  Most method books for teaching foreign language are easily browsed in the call number area:

3 North  MT 1-960 (Music)

3 North N 81-390 (Art)

3 North PN 3151-3171 (Drama)

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans can be found using OneSearch;  enter a topic such as music, art, or drama in the first box and the word curriculum in the second box. Limit to Library Location using the options to the left of the results. Click on the Web Sites tab above for free online Lesson Plans.

Interlibrary loan

Use interlibrary loan services to obtain copies of books which are not available at Sacramento State. Books requested via interlibrary loan take seven to ten days to arrive, so plan ahead!

Search Google Books

Google Books may be an option to find materials of use. However, I would suggest exhausting materials Sacramento State has in its collection before using Google Books.