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The Reference Section of the Library is on on the Main (Second Floor) behind the Reference Desk (and Reference Librarian on duty to answer your questions.)
The Reference Section is arranged by the Library of Congress Classification system, the same as the Stacks upstairs on the Third Floor. The call numbers start with letters, and you will be able to browse the shelves to find similar books on any given subject. If you find a call number area that is useful in the Reference section, you can go upstairs and check the Stacks to see if there are additional books that you can check out.
(Note: The Reference books normally do not circulate, but the Reference Librarian may occasionally make an exception and allow you to take a book home overnight. There are photocopiers and scanners nearby to get the information you need from the Reference books.)
Authors and Illustrators
Something about the Author by
Call Number: PN451.S6, Reference Collection
Publication Date: 2000-08-11
"Each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume." from the publisher
There are several titles that are useful for the Trade Books projects, most are found in the P's (Library of Congress call number area), which is the Literature section. The Z's may also have some titles, bibliographies are found here. Just a reminder, but the L's are where most of your Educational Theory books are housed.
Junior Authors and Illustrators by
Call Number: PN1009.A1 N58 2004
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
"Each entry begins with a statement in the author's or artist's own words. This is followed by an editorial piece that presents information about the individual's life and work that was not mentioned in the autobiography. Each entry concludes with a bibliography of selected works of the individual. Also, new to this edition, Web site addresses for some authors have been included." -- Maren Ostergard, Booklist
Book Reviews & Subject Guides
A to Zoo by
Call Number: PN1009.A1 L55 2006, Reference
"The purposes are to provide subject access to picture books (defined as "a fiction or nonfiction title with illustrations occupying as much or more space than the text and with text vocabulary or concepts suitable for preschool to grade two") and to find the topics of books whose title, author, or illustrator are known." -- from Booklist
- Children’s Book Review Index REF Z1037.A1 C475
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books REF Z1037 . L715
- Children’s Books in Print (including Subject Guide) REF Z1037 .A1C 483
Best Books for Children (series) REF Z1037…
Children’s Catalog REF Z1037 .C5443