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Education Services: A Teacher's Resource CenterReference


Education Services is a Teachers Resource Center of K-12 curriculum materials. Award winning children's literature, big books, lesson planning ideas, games, and manipulatives are just some of the resources teachers will find to support their instruction.

We are located in the north wing of Rivera Library on the 2nd Floor, Room 205, right before the J-K-L call number ranges.

Most of the collection is accessible all the hours that the library is open -- Come browse our great resources!

New and Noteworthy

  • Education Services Pick-up Service -- Not at the library and need help locating resource materials? Phone or email us; we will find appropriate material and hold them at the Rivera Circulation desk. Pick them up at any time during normal Rivera Circulation hours
  • New Newsletter -- Education Services Newsletter for Spring, 2009 is now available!
    For an archive of past newsletters, click


Education Services is an excellent source for various types of instructional materials used in schools.


Here are some other sites we have found that provide excellent resources for teachers.

If you know of any other good resource sites for teachers, please let us know about them.

Delicious Bookmarks Bookmarks by Education Services

General K-12 Education in California
Juvenile Literature
K-12 Educational Resources and Tools
  • Rubi Star -- A rubric creation website
  • Resource Materials Sites Sponsored by the US Government:


Social Studies/History


  • Other Resource Materials Sites
National Geographic Scholastic TeachNet Power Tools
The Smithsonian Institution Thirteen Ed Online Awesome Library
The Getty Museum Education Planet The Teacher's Desk
DiscoverySchool Education World Read, Write, Think
Calisphere California Learning Resources Network

  • Lesson Plan Sites
Lesson Planet The Lesson Plans Page
TeachNet Lesson Plans Lesson Plans 4 Teachers
LessonPlanZ Core Knowledge Lesson Plans

K-12 Databases

Take a look at these databases to find resources of your K-12 lessons!
  • EBSCO Animals

    • Thousands of easy-to-read entries about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, containing simple category breakdowns of the animal (e.g. Kingdom, Class, Order) as well as a detailed description. Many entries include colorful images.
  • Primary Search

    • Full text results of searches of over 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for thousands of biographies and historical essays as well. Also contains biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
  • Middle Search Plus

    • Full text results of searches of more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for thousands of biographies and historical essays as well. Also contains biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.


UC Riverside's Rivera Library hosts the Learning Resource Display Center (LRDC) for Riverside County. The LRDC houses copies of textbooks either adopted or under review by the California Department of Education for all subject areas K-8.

Educators from local schools may review these materials to determine which textbooks will fit best with their district. Our library staff works closely with the Riverside County Office of Education to best serve the needs of county educators.

The general public is also invited to evaluate which instructional materials under review best represent the California school curriculum.

The LRDC is located on the north end of the 2nd floor of Rivera Library in Room 217, near Education Services. Please go to the Education Services Office (Rivera Library, Rm. 205) for admittance.


Regular Academic Sessions Intercession
(see Library Hours for dates)
Monday - Thursday: 2:00 -- 7:00 p.m.
Fridays: 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays (Fall, Winter & Spring only):
1:00 -- 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 1:00 -- 5:00 p.m.

Those who wish to visit the LRDC outside of these normal business hours are requested to make an appointment in advance. 

Groups of four or more are asked to call ahead to schedule a group visit.

A wireless network is available for those wishing to use a laptop computer.

Maps and directions to the UCR campus and the Rivera Library.

Parking information for visitors to the UCR campus.

More about the LRDC....


Christina Cicchetti
Reference/Education Librarian

Christina Cicchetti joined the Rivera Library on June 1, 2007 as the Reference/Education Librarian.  She oversees the Education Services unit (curriculum/teacher education resource center) and is responsible for all library collections in the area of education.

Christina began her career in teaching as a Media Center Director and English Teacher for a private high school in Portland, OR.  After graduate work in library science, she transitioned to the world of academic libraries but continued to utilize her background in education.  At La Sierra University, she managed the Curriculum Resource Center for 12 years.  Most recently she held the position of Education Librarian at the University of La Verne where she worked closely with students and faculty in the University of La Verne's teacher credentialing, masters, and doctoral programs.

She holds an M.S. in Information Studies from Drexel University's College of Information Studies and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from La Sierra University's School of Education.

Christopher Martone
Coordinator, Education Services/LRDC

Christopher Martone has been with UCR and the Rivera Library since July of 2006, when he made the move to California from New York.  He is responsible for the day-to-day management of Education Services as well as the LRDC and is directly available to handle any patron inquiries concerning the unit as a whole. 

Christopher has over 10 years of both teaching and library experience.   As an educator, he taught History, Mathematics and Science in middle and high schools in the New York City metropolitan area.  In addition, he has provided assistance to students and faculty at the Quinn Library of Fordham University and the Watson Library of the Columbia Business School. 

He holds a Masters degree in History from Fordham University as well as permanent certification as a teacher in the state of New York.
Last modified: 9/6/2011 3:51 PM by C. Martone

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