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ENGL 275: Children's Literature   Tags: chilldren's literature, course guides, english  

This guide features library databases containing biographical information, descriptions of works of literature, literary criticism, and library catalog information to help you with your children's literature assignments.
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2015 URL: http://libraryguides.uwsp.edu/content.php?pid=253008 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Locate literary criticism and book reviews

  • Literary Reference Center (EBSCO - Full Text)
    This database contains full text information about authors and their works.
  • Literature Criticism Online (Gale - Full Text)
    Use this source to read full text or excerpts of literary criticism. To focus only on criticism of children's literature, select Children's Literature Review. No reviews are more recent than 2008.
  • Horn Book Guide
    The Horn Book Guide Online is searchable by author, illustrator, title, subject, and bibliographic data, as well as by rating assigned the book in the original Horn Book review. Also contains short critical reviews of books published between 1989-2011.
  • Horn Book Magazine
    In their own words, "Independent, opinionated, and stylish, The Horn Book Magazine has long been essential for everyone who cares about children's and young adult literature. Our articles are lively, our reviews are insightful, our editorials are always sharp. We have gathered current and archival material to give you a taste of what we've been offering since 1924. Dig in."
  • Kirkus Reviews
    Use this site to find book reviews. If the full text is not available from this page, search for the review in either Ebscohost Academic Search Premier (from 2001-present, see below) or Lexis-Nexis Academic (from 1991-present).
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO - Full Text)
    A multi-disciplinary database, with full-text coverage of thousands of academic journals and trade publications in the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences.
 

Search@UW (articles, books, and more)

 

Search@UW Search Hints

Search Hints:  Limit your search results by clicking on the Location facet "Curriculum collection" for  K-12 and children's materials.

Try combining your subject term, such as friendship, with the subheadings used to denote works written for young people,  "juvenile poetry", "juvenile fiction" or "juvenile literature".  Juvenile literature is used for works of nonfiction.  You might also try the search terms fables, fairy tales, folktales, myths, or legends.  The subject Children- Books and reading  can be used to find books on the reading interests of young people.

Locate literature online

  • LitFinder (Gale - Full Text)
    LitFinder provides full-text access to thousands of poems, short stories, essays, plays, and speeches in the areas of Literature, History, Economics, Sociology, Art & Architecture, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, and Drama dating back to the 9th Century BCE.
  • NoveList K-8 (EBSCO)
    This source lists books but not much more. Subject searches can help locate novels by theme and topic.
  • Horn Book Guide
    The Horn Book Guide Online is searchable by author, illustrator, title, subject, and bibliographic data, as well as by rating assigned the book in the original Horn Book review.
  • Database of Award Winning Children's Literature (DAWCL)
    A searchable database of over 10,000 records from 112 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Search by author, illustrator, title, age of reader, ethnicity, genre, setting and award.

Look for biographical information

Look here for biographical profiles and articles about authors.

 

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