Teaching Learning Center Library Resources: Getting Started


Welcome to the Library Resource page for the Teaching Learning Center at Portland Community College. The library hosts many resources on this page that support excellence in teaching, including links to books, videos, online journals and research databases. If you don't find what you're looking for, please get in touch! Subject Liaison Librarians on each campus are happy to help you.

Professional Reading

The Chronicle of Higher Education is made available by the PCC Library through the Databases A-Z page.

Faculty Focus: Higher Ed Teaching Strategies. Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online.


Search on a teaching topic in your discipline to find relevant articles. You might also try a database in your discipline. See the Subject Research Guides or contact your Subject Liaison Librarian for recommendations and search tips.

Anderson Conference 2015

Invigorated by the 2015 Dean Shirley Anderson conference and want to explore more? Follow links below to browse books, videos and articles on topics presented by PCC faculty and staff on the theme of The Collaborative Educator: Themes, Models, Skills:
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collaborative learning

community-based education

critical pedagogy

faculty learning communities

interdisciplinary teaching

reading & college teaching

service-learning education

STEM education

student engagement

technology, teaching & community


Looking for films?

Browse a rich set of streaming educational videos in the PCC Library's new Films on Demand database. Enjoy!

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a specialized search that locates academic books and research-based articles. Look for the links back to the PCC Library to get the article for free. Browse these results on teaching in community colleges or use the search box below.




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