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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

A guide to locating information and research resources about literature for children and youth.


  • Academic Search Complete
    Access to a collection of multi-disciplinary journals and full text articles.

  • CBCA Complete
    Includes Canadian information in the field of education not available elsewhere.

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Offers research in areas related to communication and mass media such as digital, video and multimodal technologies.

  • Education Source
    Education Source is the largest collection of full-text education journals for all levels of education from early childhood to higher education as well as multilingual education, health education and testing.

    Large index to journals/documents on all aspects of education, from preschool to post-secondary and adult education.

  • International ERIC 
    Consists of the Australian Education Index and British Education Index 

  • JSTOR Collection
    In addition to fully-searchable journal backfiles, also includes current issues for some titles as well as collections of primary-source documents such as their  '19th century Bristish pamphlets'.

  • Library and Information Science Abstracts
    Abstracts over 440 library and information science periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.

  • MLA International Bibliography
    Core database for English language and literature.

  • Web of Science 
    A citation index covering the social sciences, humanities and sciences.