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PSY355 - Morin

Dr. Morin: Psychology of Exceptional Children

Print Books in Ship Library and Other Libraries

Search here first! We have a large collection of print books that Professor Morin has asked the library to purchase specifically with your class in mind.

Searching Tips

1.  Set up an ILLIAD account to borrow books from other libraries.  Log into ILLIAD with your Ship email and password.  On your first use of ILLIAD you will need to supply your local mailing address, etc.

 2.  Keywords describing Exceptionalities - Identify possible exceptionalities by checking the list of "Mental Disorders" from the DSM.

 [The terms "mental illness" or "mental disorders" find limited results.  The term "exceptionality" is not generally used as a subject heading.]     There are no search terms which easily identify biographies of children/adolescents. 

3.  Search Advanced WorldCat for your keyword - ie., Child? and Autism. 
Then LIMIT your results to the following:

  • Audience - Not Juvenile (Books not written FOR children)
  • Content - Biography
  • Format - Book
  • Language - English

4.  If the book you find is located in Ship Library write down the call number and go get it on the top floor of the library. For example, the following book is in our Library and has the call number:

RC553.A88 T36 2007

Tammet, D. (2007). Born on a blue day: Inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir. New York: Free Press.

5.  If the book you find is located in another library, Choose "Request via InterLibrary Loan."  This will open an ILLIAD session.  Fill out a New Request for a Book. The biography will be sent to our library within 5 business days.  You will receive an email notifying you when it arrives.

6.  As an alternative your book may be in one of Ship's eBook databases.  Search them by title and author's last name.

7.  As another alternative, check your local public library, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Shippensburg eBook Collections

If all of the above fails...

If you can't find what you are looking for in a library, use these links to search Amazon or Google for appropriate books.  If you find something, either look its title up in WorldCat or buy the book from Amazon.  Also check to see if your local public library might have the book.