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Children's & Young Adult Literature Databases
These are some of the best databases for researching children's and young adult literature. For a complete list of children's literature related databases see: http://lib.utep.edu/search/e?+=Children%27s+Literature
TeachingBooks.net: Sharing the Spirit of Books and Reading
Portal to thousands of online resources that can be used to explore children's and young adult books (both fiction and nonfiction) and their authors. Multimedia materials provided include short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more. Uses include lesson planning, author studies, and professional development across all subject areas in the K-12 curriculum.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Comprehensive bibliographic index for multidisciplinary literature. Formats indexed include books, newspapers, and magazines, as well as scholarly and peer-reviewed journals. Subject coverage includes social sciences, arts and humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, health sciences, multicultural studies, and many more. Most citations include abstracts and full text or link to full text content from other providers, based on institutional subscriptions.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
Provides access to an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media. Contains catalog records in MARC format that have children's headings assigned and include all of the official cataloging data, subject terms, and annotations. Includes full text reviews of children's books ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. Also includes information about children's books that have been recognized as having particular merit, such as award winners or those titles that were included on best book or state reading lists.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online (DLBC) (Gale)
Provides full text/full image online access to the literature criticism book series Dictionary of Literary Biography, published by Gale. Provides biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Includes the DLB Main Series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series. Materials indexed include scholarly and popular analytical commentary in essay format derived from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.
Education Full Text - H.W. Wilson (EBSCO)
Bibliographic index for education literature derived from English language periodicals, books, and yearbooks. Subject coverage includes adult and continuing education, educational technology, government funding, higher education, instructional media, language arts, library and information science, literacy standards, parent-teacher relations, school administration, teacher education, vocational education, and much more.
Gale Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary
Allows simultaneous searching of all three Gale Group databases for full text information regarding a wide variety of literary authors and their works. Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information on U.S. and international authors. Contemporary Literary Criticism Select provides critical essays on the principal works of contemporary authors, as well as biographical information. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides detailed biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Literature Criticism Online (LCO) (Gale)
Provides full text/full image online access to each of the 12 literature criticism book series published by Gale, including the complete back-file. Materials indexed include scholarly and popular analytical commentary in essay format derived from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals. Titles include: Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC), Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC), Literature Criticism from 1400 - 1800 (LC), Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC), Shakespearean Literature Criticism (SLC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Short Story Criticism (SSC), Drama Criticism (DC), Children's Literature Review (CLR), Something About the Author (SATA), and Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB).
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Comprehensive bibliographic index produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for international scholarly research materials on language, literature, linguistics, and folklore. Subject areas range from the arts, humanities, and education to the behavioral, social, economic, and political sciences. Materials indexed include journal articles, books, book chapters, working papers, and conference proceedings.
Something About the Author Online (SATA) (Gale)
Provides full text/full image online access to the literature criticism book series Something About the Author, published by Gale. Includes the Something About the Author Autobiography Series and the complete back-file. Provides comprehensive information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Materials indexed include scholarly and popular analytical commentary in essay format derived from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.
Resources for Teachers
The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times
Daily resources for teaching and learning with The New York Times, including lesson plans, questions for writing and discussion, quizzes, monthly contests and more.
A free tool to help teachers create rubrics.
Four Different Types of Writing Styles
Created by HubPages, discusses Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and Narrative writing. Provides definitions and examples.
Write Source: Student Writing Models
Created by Write Source, a group of teachers and writers, provides examples of all sorts of student writing models for grades 1 - 12.
Full OWL Resources for Grades 7-12
Created by the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University. Provides instruction on writing for grades 7 - 12, from process to citation. Good for use by both students and instructors.
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