Databases for Children’s Literature

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Academic and research resource for courses needing to locate children’s and young adult books and other media.
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines.
Covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.
Contains instructional materials for K-12 fiction and nonfiction books.

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Provides full text for over 8,500 magazines and journals over a wide array of academic disciplines.
Resource for children's librarians that covers fiction and nonfiction, story collections, picture books, graphic novels, and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through 6th grade.
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Limited to 1 user at a time.
Index of scholarly works in the education fields; sources include journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books.
A kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform with over 9,000 titles and 12,000 segments from producers like PBS and Reading Rainbow.
Holdings for Appalachian State, UNC-Asheville, and Western Carolina University.
Modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
For libraries serving readers in grades 5-9. Provides indispensable help with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory, and general reference.
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Limited to 1 user at a time.
Use NoveList to find a good read. Contains reviews, annotations, readalike recommendations and more for fiction and non-fiction.
Selective list of books, more than 40,500 entries for fiction and nonfiction works, recommended for young people in grades 9-12.
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Limited to 1 user at a time.
Lets you search the holdings of thousands of libraries using precision search features, view detailed results, and link to University Libraries' holdings.