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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for Children's Literature. For more, see the Children's Literature Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for Children's Literature. For more, see the Children's Literature Subject Guide.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Education Research Complete:
    A comprehensive education database. Full text included; ( + )
  • ERIC:
    Essential for education research. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • ERIC (.gov):
    Essential for education research. Full text included; US Government materials; Open access; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Library Literature (Steely Reference):
    Citations to articles in library science research. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Library Literature and Information Science:
    Comprehensive research for library science topics. Full text included; ( + )
  • Literature Resource Center:
    Information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Full text included; ( + )
  • MLA International Bibliography:
    The quintessential literature and language database. Citation only; ( + )
  • NoveList:
    Reading recommendations for adult and youth fiction. Full text included; KYVL subscription; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Something About the Author:
    Biographies of authors of children's books. Full text included; ( + )