Ulrich's Periodical Directory Provides title-specific information for currently published journals, magazines and newspapers. Each title's record includes a list of databases known to index it and publisher's contact information. Also indicates whether a journal is peer reviewed (refereed).
The following databases are excellent resources for find information about children's and young adult literature including their use in the classroom.
Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCOhost) A multidisciplinary article database which covers thousands of mostly English-language popular magazines and scholarly (including peer-reviewed) journals. Includes topics in the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study. Education Full Text
Covers education topics such as critical thinking, teaching methods, curriculum, comparative education, literacy standards, multicultural education, psychology, special education, counseling, teacher/parent relations, vocational education, and others. ERIC (via Proquest)
Premier U.S. database of education literature. Sponsored by the US Department of Education. Includes journal (EJ) and ERIC Document (ED) citations with abstracts; full text of ERIC Documents from 1993 to present.
JSTOR A unique database which includes complete digitized backfiles of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues. Many of these journals date from the 1800s with over 4 million pages now available. JSTOR indexes hundreds of education and language & literature journals and provides image and full-text online access to selected scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Indexes literature on the nature & use of language. Covers linguistics (nature & structure of human speech); language (speech sounds, sentence & word structure, meaning, spelling, phonetics); and speech, language, & hearing pathology.
Literature Online Contains the full-text of selective creative works in all genres of literature, a database of critical articles, author biographies and reference works.
Literature Resource Center Includes biographies, bibliographies & critical analysis of authors from every age & literary discipline. Covers novelists, poets, essayists, journalists &other writers. Includes full text of journals on literature and literary criticism.
MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for several hundred popular, high school magazines. It also provides full-text reference books and thousands of biographies, and primary source documents. Included is also an Image Collection of several hundred thousand photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text back files for key magazines.
Primary Search Provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Sage Premier Includes the full text of peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE and participating societies.
Find which libraries own a specific book.
Some journals dedicated to the study of children's literature
Children's Literature is the annual publication of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association. The journal publishes theoretically based articles that address key issues in the field.
Features stimulating articles and interviews on noted children's authors, incisive critiques of classic and contemporary writing for young readers, and original articles describing successful classroom reading projects. The journal contains articles on prose, fiction, poetry, as well as picture books.
Articles can be searched in the database Education Full Text
Selected list of websites focusing on children's and young adult literature compiled by teachers and librarians.
Book Links A quarterly supplement to Booklist, Book Links magazine is designed for teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others interested in connecting children with high-quality literature-based resources. Book Links articles provide comprehensive information on using books in the classroom, including thematic bibliographies with related discussion questions and activities, author and illustrator interviews and essays, and articles by educators on practical ways to turn children onto reading.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site "Collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics".
Children's Literature Web Guide This site is a compilation of the "growing number of Internet resources related to Children and Young Adults." It includes discussion boards, links to authors, recommended books, resources for parents, teachers, etc. and more. A link to the Children's Books Awards is listed under "Quick Reference". About this link: "The most comprehensive guide to English-language children's book prizes on the Internet." (Site introduction)
Children's Picture Book Database Miami University offers this search base of over 5,000 picture books: "a place for designing literature-based thematic units for all subjects."
Discovering Children's Books (British Library)
Collection devoted to historic children’s literature from medieval fables to contemporary picture books. Highlights include original manuscripts, artworks, poems, interviews, drafts and notebooks by renowned authors and illustrators. It brings together literature from four major cultural institutions: the British Library, Seven Stories—The National Centre for Children’s Books, the Bodleian Libraries, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Literary Link: Young Adult Literature This site is a index of many and varied online resources on young adult literature, from recommended books to themed reviews, to reading guides to discussion group topics, and so much more
On Lion for Kids From the New York Public Library, this is a useful source for parents, teachers and students because it contains booklists, activities, children's literature articles, recommended reading, links to more sites, and much more. Click links across top of web page.
Reading Tub Nonprofit organization that promotes reading. Includes a book review section.
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