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Library Resources for Children's and Young Adult Literature: Databases (Book Reviews, Author Profiles, etc.)
These resources, both print and electronic will help you successfully complete your course assignments for the Trade Books courses.
Articles that appear in periodicals--such as newspapers, magazines, or scholarly journals--are good resources to use in your research. You can use periodical articles to support an argument, to explain a topic, or to provide additional perspectives on an issue.
Why use a database?
The library subscribes to databases to provide access to periodical articles. The content contained in these databases are typically not freely available on the internet. You have to pay to get access to them. But with an article database, the library is paying for that access for you. That's why you have to go through the database to get the articles.
Don't ever pay to download an article from the internet--talk to a librarian, and we can more than likely get you a copy of the article at no charge to you. That's what libraries do!
Provides citations, abstracts, and some full-text access to scholarly education and education-related journals from 1966 to the present. Also includes full-text access to most ERIC documents from 1996 to the present.
Provides online access to all volumes of Something About the Author (1971-present) and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series (1985-present). Note: The ability to cross-search Gale Literature Criticism, Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography, & Gale Literature: Something About The Author is available on the Gale Literature platform.
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods in numerous genres. Note: The ability to cross-search Gale Literature Criticism, Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography, & Gale Literature: Something About The Author is available on the Gale Literature platform.
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of high quality education journals, including hundreds of peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with resources selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading activities. ACCESS NOTE: On the opening screen, you have to choose your affiliation (Other Indiana resident) before continuing to the database.
"The Book & Media Awards Shelf is a database-driven website that delivers information on the award-winning and Notable titles selected annually by the members of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)." (ALSC)
"Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction children's books, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Find book trailers, movies with authors, audio performances, discussion questions, and more — all great ways to engage with books together! Book Connections is a product of TeachingBooks.net."
"The Diverse BookFinder is a comprehensive collection of children's picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). We've cataloged and analyzed trade picture books fitting this criteria, published since 2002."