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Children's Literature Guide

Worth a trip to the library

Searching Library Search for Children's books

The best place to start searching for Children's books is in the Library Collection.

We suggest you start with a Keyword search in Library Search

Using the Collections Facet in combination with  a subject or a resource type is very effective. 

** When searching for a particular book, placing the title in quotes can help.

Collection Facet

Searching by Genre

Searching by Genre's like historical fiction or fantasy is easiest in the CLCD or in Reference Books, but are useful in Library Search as well

  • In Library Search, using a historical time period like "civil war" can help. 
  • a subject related to the genre (like "rockets") is often the best way to find examples.
    • Science Fiction (subjects you might try:  robot, rockets, space, time travel)
    • Fantasy (subjects you might try:  magic, fairy, dream, fantasy)

Children's Literature Databases


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