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ED 231/EDG 576/EDG 876 Children’s Literature

Welcome to this Course Guide.

Purpose: Help CUW undergraduate and graduate students in ED 231/EDG 576/EDG 876 Children’s Literature find useful resources.

Help Available: If you need help finding resources, please feel free to contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)

How to Use: Resources in this guide are organized by type. Click a tab to choose the appropriate information for your needs.


Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full-text periodicals, including peer-reviewed journals. Indexing and abstracts for journals monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Children’s Literature

Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) This Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for grades 5 through 9, along with review sources and other professional aids.

Children’s Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) This rich resource covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines  for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional literature for the children’s librarian—both periodicals and books—is also covered.

Scholarship about Children’s Literature

Artemis Literary Sources (Gale) Access centuries of critiques on authors and their works that span all time periods, types of literature and regions. CUW’s coverage includes Children’s Literature Review (covers some of the most influential authors of children’s literature).

Humanities International Complete (HIC) (EBSCOhost-provided by Badgerlink) Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other scholarly sources.

Literary Index (Gale) Master index to every literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names including pseudonyms and variant names and more than 140,000 titles.

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost) Literary Reference Center Plus includes full-text resources focusing on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature and children’s literature. This database also includes volumes of fantasy/science fiction, contemporary literature, world philosophy and religious literature, and literary study guides covering American Literature, English Literature and literary genres.

Gale Literature Criticism (Gale) Access centuries of critiques on authors and their works that span all time periods, types of literature and regions. CUW’s coverage includes Children’s Literature Review (covers some of the most influential authors of children’s literature), Contemporary Literature Criticism (coverage of authors currently active or who died after Dec. 31, 1999), and poetry.

Gale Literature Resource Center (Gale) Offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis: literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, news, primary sources, literary works, images, links to audio and interviews, and reviews.​

Database Tutorials

Using Databases


Looking for some suggestions for Primo or databases? Try one of these keywords or phrases related to your topic.

Literature-study & teaching
Children-books & reading
Children’s literature-book reviews
Book review(s)
Children’s literature-periodicals
Juvenile literature
Children’s literature awards
Children and literature
Young adult literature
Children’s literature-bibliography
Children’s literature-bio-bibliography
Literary prizes
Best books

Browzine eJournal Children’s Literature Shelf

Childhood Education
Childrens Literature In Education
Horn Book Magazine
Kirkus Reviews
Language Arts
Library Journal
New York Times Book Review
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
Teaching Pre K 8

Reference Books

Reference Books are located in the short stacks in the center of the Library.
Encyclopedia of Crime And Justice REF HV 6017 .E52 2002
Crime in the United States REF HV 6787 .A32
The Dictionary of Criminal Justice REF HV 7411 .R87 2000
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement REF HV 7921 .E53 2005
Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities REF HV 9471 .E693 2005

To locate Graphic novels, use the search term “graphic novel” and the SWITCH Libraries Search:

Graphic novel search in Switch Libraries

The children’s or young adult section of your local public library is also a great resource for graphic novels.

Note: most graphic novels will be labeled with the “book” resource type


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