Welcome to the CMC Virtual Tour. Welcome to the Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC) Virtual Tour. We are located in the Education Building, Room 194. Click on the door to begin the tour. What is the CMC ?.
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The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is a division of the University of Central Florida Libraries. The CMC provides representative PK-12 materials for preview, analysis and circulation. The CMC has approximately 30,000 items which includes fiction and picture books, general resources, textbooks, computers, reference materials, production and audiovisual equipment and reserved materials. The CMC comfortably seats 40 students at study tables and has two group study rooms.
The Picture Book and Fiction collections contain picture books for younger readers, sometimes referred to as easy readers, and juvenile fiction materials. Fiction books include young adult novels or chapter books for children.
Several award-winning fiction and picture books are added to the collections each year and include Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Award materials.
The Textbook collection contains sample textbooks found on the State of Florida Adoption List. Therefore, most of the books in this collection are the same titles currently being used in local area schools.
Teacher's editions of textbooks and teacher's resource books are popular with CMC patrons because they frequently contain sample lesson plans and classroom activities.
The General/Professional collection is
comprised of non-fiction books and
professional resources. This collection
includes large sections of materials on
folklore, poetry and biographies.
Professional materials in this collection
include resources that Pre K-12 teachers
could use in a teaching situation.
Types of resources found in this
collection include books, videos,
CDs, educational games, and
Books dealing with educational research,
history, or theory are located in the Main
Example of a manipulative
The CMC Production Lab provides access to production and multimedia equipment that can be used in preparing class projects.
Lab resources include two Ellison Letter machines, a large roll laminator, overhead and opaque projectors, paper cutters, and a spiral binding machine.
The lab contains two multi-media workstations; each with 15 inch color TV monitors and combination DVD/VCR players. Tape recorders, an audio cassette player, a slide projector, and a CD player are also available for checkout. A digital camera and digital camcorder are available for in-library use.
Take a look
Ellison Letter Machine
an opaque projector,
and a poster-sized laminator.
The Reference collection includes non-circulating materials available for in-library use.
Examples of items found in this collection include dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, curriculum standards, and study guides for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).
The CMC provides access to 27
computer workstations and
5 wireless laptops, which are
available for checkout.
The CMC also has 3 portable DVD players
available for use in the CMC.
All computers and laptops have
access to the Internet, multimedia
applications (Dreamweaver MX
2004, Inspiration, Kidspiration, and
GeoMeter’s Sketchpad), Adobe Acrobat
Professional 7.0, Microsoft Office 2007,
scanners, DVD and VHS players.
Printing and photocopying are available
with a UCF ID.
You may find materials placed by your professor in the Reserve collection.
There is also a Reserve section in the main library. Check the location of yourReserve materials with your professor.
Come by and say hello
to our staff.
We are open:
7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(From l. to r.), Jason Martin, Pam Jaggernauth, Michelle Benz
Nicole Sotak, Dr. Penny Beile, & Igor Kovalyov,