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Children & Young Adult Literature

Children's core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books, electronic resources, web sites, and periodicals for children from preschool through sixth grade, along with review sources and other professional aids. Searchable by author, title, keyword, subject, abstract, Dewey number, LC number, publication year, award, best list, etc. Can be limited by year of publication, recommendation level, document type, grade level, category (fiction, non-fiction, biography), and Dewey Decimal number range. Web sites may be found by choosing to search "subjects" and entering "web sites." Limited older, archival material is included. H. W. Wilson

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Unknown
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Citations Only
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CLCD

Provides access to important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media of all types including books, DVDs, videos, and audio books. Includes the full text of reviews from respected publications. Searches may be limited or qualified by award winners, ages, grade, category (fiction, nonfiction), publication date, language, author/ illustrator, series, publisher, country of publication, reading metrics, and 12 genres such as biography, fantasy, horror, science, sports. In each listing of titles a green dot means that one or more reviews are present, and an orange dot means that curriculum tools are available. The results of each search is presented in relevancy order with the lists can be sorted by year of publication, author, title, language, Dewey Decimal Number, LC Classification, or lexile number. A browse option allows browsing by author, reviewer, subject, LC classification, Dewey Classification, or text words in the reviews. Formerly called Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

Date Coverage:
1502 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only

Education research complete (EBSCO)

Provides a bibliographic index with many full-text articles for topics on all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Covers 1865 to the present day. Searchable by author, title, subject terms, abstract, geographic terms, people, publication name. Includes academic journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and conference papers

Date Coverage:
1865 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

ERIC (EBSCO)

Includes citations and abstracts of documents and journal articles in all areas of education. Both journal articles (designated as EJ) and educational documents (ED) are indexed. The ERIC database originated in 1966 and is the most comprehensive education database available. Some journals are entirely indexed while others are indexed on a selective basis. The documents include curricular materials such as courses of study and lesson plans, as well as conference papers, books, government reports, theses, and a variety of other materials. Many of the documents are available through an online link, and for some others, Baylor has a copy on microfiche. Identical content is available from a variety of vendors; users may choose the vendor they prefer. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1966 to present
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Some Full Text
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Middle and junior high core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young people in grades five through nine, along with review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists. Among nonfiction entries, special importance is given to works devoted to technology, personal values, and current social and political issues, with special emphasis on ethnic diversity. Topics of particular importance are the World Wide Web, virtual reality and other new technologies, environmental problems, animal ecology, and the protection of endangered species. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation, and evaluative quotations from a review when available. Web sites may be found by choosing to search "subjects" and entering "web sites." H. W. Wilson

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Unknown
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Citations Only
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Middle search plus (EBSCO)

Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text (mostly HTML with a few PDF's) for articles covering topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students. Contains magazine articles, some primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, and reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and Encyclopedia of Animals. Contains material from 1985 to present day. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1985 to the present date
Content Availability:
Full Text

MLA international bibliography

Provides a subject, author, and title index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. MLA indexers review books, journals, and Web sites for material that relates to all forms of human communication. Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1920 to present date
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Nineteenth century

Indexes the books and pamphlets from the 19th century in many fields and areas of study. Items indexed are available in microfiche divided among several collections. BU has the microfiche for these 3 collections: the Children's Collection (children's books), Books on Publishing and the Diffusion of Knowledge, and the General Collection. The General Collection is the broadest in scope, including science and technology, religion and philosophy, arts and culture, education, leisure, law, history, medicine, politics and economics, family life, agriculture, and economics. Search by full text or title keyword, author, subject (use the "Browse" button to find subjects), place of publication, and publisher. Primary Source. Chadwyck-Healey

Date Coverage:
1801 - 1900
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Citations Only
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Covers three subject areas: History (8 sections), Literature (2 sections), and Mathematics & Science (2 sections). Provides full-text, fully searchable content from a broad range of primary sources. Includes works in Western and non-Western languages, and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other institutions from around the globe. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1800-1899
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Full Text

Oxford handbooks online. Literature

"The literature section of OHO will include essays on most aspects of poetry, prose, verse, and drama in English, and will also include work on Film Studies. Its chronological range extends from around 1300 to the present day. Its principal focus is on writing produced in the British Isles and North America, but it will include a growing body of work relating to literature from other English- speaking regions of the world. Essays represent a variety of critical approaches (historical, formalist, theoretical), and seek to combine original scholarship with authoritative introductions to their topic. These are not simply guides to existing research but exemplary essays which explore new avenues for future work. The present scope of the collection reflects the range of the printed Oxford Handbooks, which offer particularly strong coverage of Shakespeare, early modern (1500-1700), modern, and American topics. As the resource grows this coverage will be supplemented in ways will produce a comprehensive and reliable guide to all areas of writing in English from the earlier Middle Ages to the present day"--Homepage

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Date varies
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Full Text
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Primary search (EBSCO)

Offers a resource designed to provide access to journal articles and selected reference sources for elementary school children. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Reference sources include the Encyclopedia of Animals™, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
~1995 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Readers' guide retrospective

Provides indexing to the most popular magazines for the general public from 1890 - 1982. Areas covered include children and teen magazines, television guides, news and opinion magazines, art journals, women's and men's magazines, etc. Sample titles indexed: National Geographic, Ms., Motor Trends, Parent's Magazine, People, Scientific American, and Audubon. Includes book reviews. H.W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1890 - 1982
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Scribner writers series

Includes full-text articles on writers and literary genres drawn from 13 Scribner print series. Among the sets included are Latin America Writers, European Writers, British Writers, American Writers, Writers for Children, Science Fiction Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, and African Writers. Each signed article was written by a noted scholar and concludes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study. Scribner

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Full Text

Senior high core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young adults in grades nine through twelve. Consists of fiction titles, nonfiction titles, and short story collections. Nonfiction works are classified by subject according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Works of fiction and story collections are designated Fic and S C. Web sites may be found by choosing to search "subjects" and entering "web sites." H. W. Wilson

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Unknown
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Citations Only
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TeachingBooks.net

Adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books by providing original, in -studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. Under Guided/Advance search, the database is searchable by grade levels, resource types (author programs, book guides, book readings, and author websites), format (video or audio), curricular areas, and special collections (which includes Spanish language and Canadian)

Date Coverage:
Classical to present
Content Availability:
Full Text