Use a wide variety of sources & take advantage of the INDEXING for Children’s Literature!
Reference works are available in online and paper
Use them for background, overview, biographical info & literary criticism
They vary in scope and format
Look for multiple indexes to help you
Online databases allow you to apply limits and/or combine terms for optimal results
Sources include magazines, newspapers & journals
Use them for book reviews, author interviews, film reviews, etc
Each database has its own editorial policy and navigates differently
The online catalog allows you to search for books by author, title, subject & keyword
Use it to find books in the MCCC Children's Literature Collection
You can also find books about children's literature, awards, etc. in the MCCC collection
Consider using the Monroe County Library System to find additional materials
Contain recent info--note the author, authenticity & currency
Find recent award winning children's books, plus author pages
Children's Core Collection by Eve-Marie Miller (Editor); Liza Oldham (Editor); Christi Showman Farrar (Editor); H. W. Wilson Company Staff
Call Number: Z1035 .C5
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
The Children's Core Collection, (21st Edition, 2014) is a guide of approximately 12,000 books, covering fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines recommended for readers from preschool through grade six.
Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms by Edward Quinn
Call Number: PN44.5 .Q56 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
In clear, succinct, non-technical language, this new dictionary of more than 850 terms expands upon the definition of "literary."
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales by Donald Haase
Call Number: GR74 .G73 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-30
Provides users with a broad, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Alphabetically arranged entries cover themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and a range of other topics.
Young Adult Fiction Core Collection, 1st Edition (2015) by HW Wilson (Editor)
Call Number: Z1037.A1 Y68 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Highlights more than 2,500 recommended titles for young adult readers. Entries were carefully selected by specialists representing a diversity of backgrounds.
Find definitions, pronunciations, images, maps, overviews, and topic introductions from hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks. Covers art, medicine, history, technology, literature and more. Use the Mind Map feature to identify related terms and topics.
Citation information is available at bottom of each article
Find literary criticism and commentary articles from journals, books, and more. Covers a wide range of authors. Sources include Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. This is a part of Gale Literature
Find biographical articles on authors and illustrators of literature for children and young adults, including information on awards and honors won and lists of their works. This is a part of Gale Literature
MCLS offers a variety of electronic services including circulation, online catalog of materials, online journals and databases. Currently, children ages 0-14 make up 18.9% of the county’ population, teens ages 15-19 comprise 7.1% of the population, and senior citizens account for 13.7% of the population. Just as the ages of our patrons vary, so do their reasons for coming to the library.