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Children’s and Young Adult Literature Databases

Recommended Databases

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Provides reviews of children’s and young adult literature (Pre-K through 12), as well as books for education professionals. Identifies awards, honors, prizes, best book lists, and state reading lists associated with a title. Lists measurement parameters of reading measurement programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, and Reading Counts.

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The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to scholarly educational literature and to ERIC Documents. This resource from the U.S. Dept. of Education contains over 1.4 million records for article citations and abstracts from education journals, together with links to many thousands of full-text documents (books, papers, reports, and more) from ERIC back to 1966. ERIC actively indexes more than 1,100 journals (90% peer-reviewed).

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Literature Resource Center (GALE)

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, and biographies to provide information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all parts of the world.

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Related Databases

Books in Print Global Edition (Bowker)

Bibliographic information is provided for English language books currently in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books, as well as video and audio recordings. This database also includes reviews for many of the books listed and may be searched by author, title, subject, ISBN number, keyword, and publisher.

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WorldCat (FirstSearch)

The world’s largest network of library content and services, WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where it is possible to search collections of local libraries and thousands more around the world.

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K-12 Magazines

MAS Ultra – School Edition

This database contains full-text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more. Content includes: 500 full-text magazines, 360 reference books, 79,700 biographies, 81,900 primary source documents, and 960,000 photos, maps & flags, and color PDFs.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Content includes: 150 full-text periodicals, 131,000 full-text biographies, 81,900 primary source documents and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search (EBSCO)

This database contains full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition, biographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags are provided.

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