Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources

Video: How to search for books at PCC Library

Learn how to use Portland Community College Library's search to find books and other items at PCC Library. 

Google Scholar

Before searching, be sure to set PCC as your library in your browser by:

  1. Visiting the link to set "Library Links" settings for Google Scholar
  2. using the search box to search for "Portland Community College",
  3. checking the check box that appears underneath the search to select “Portland Community College – Find it @ PCC”, 
  4. and then selecting the Save button.

This will ensure that when you search Google Scholar in your browser, you will see Find It @ PCC links to full text if we have the article (Google Scholar sometimes also provides links to other free sources for full text).

You can learn more about setting Google Scholar preferences on the PCC Library Website

Researching Culturally Responsive Teaching: Using Relevant Search Terms

Here's a sampling of search terms that can be used to find information on culturally responsive teaching and curriculum in the community college. Use these terms to search the PCC Library catalog, Google Scholar, or article databases.           

Try one of these search terms:    Combined with one or more of these search terms:
higher education
community college
postsecondary education
classroom environment
teaching methods
culturally responsive teaching            
culturally relevant education
student centered learning
social integration
student diversity
social justice
gender bias

When looking for resources specific to your discipline, add those terms to your search as well. For example: 

science OR biology AND student centered learning

writing AND teaching methods AND race

See also the Discipline-Specific Teaching Resources tab.

Recommended Article Databases

Try using these article databases to find relevant information: