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Research guide for School of Teacher Education Elementary, Middle Grades, and Secondary Education students

Children's Literature Online Resources

Access these resources from the alphabetical Databases page. Off-campus users must login with WKU NetID and password. These databases provide practical and research articles related to children's literature and education.

  • EBSCOHostAcademic Search Complete DatabaseJournal of Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature in Education (also current issues in Springer database), Book Links (14-day delay on full-text), Illinois Reading Council Journal, Scholastic Scope
    • Education Full-text DatabaseThe Horn Book MagazineReading Time (Australia), Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA; full-text up to 2011); Young Adult Library Services.
  • Review sources only in EBSCOHost: Children’s Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, Senior High Core Collection, Graphic Novel Collection.
  • author readings and interviews, lesson plan ideas, etc.
  • Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, Children’s Literature, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
  • E-Fabulations: E-Journal of Children’s Literature, Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature, Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature database (try the advanced search functions); ALAN Review (young adult literature; print in Helm Periodicals; online through 2011:; Something about the Author (SATA) and Children’s Literature Review (CLR) (online; SATA: biographical essays on authors/illustrators; CLR: genre and author essays).

Award and Genre Lists

Online Book Review Sites through WKU Libraries

These WKU Libraries' databases provide short reviews of notable children's and young adult literature. Follow these links or search for them alphabetically by database name on the Databases page.

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