This resource pulls together reviews of children’s and young adult literature. Along with reviews from such quality sources as The Alan Review, The Horn Book, and Booklist, the database offers profiles about authors and illustrators along with 145,000 Web links to more information about them. Over 260,000 entries identify select books that have received state, national, and international awards.
Search options allow users to locate reviews of children and young adult books by age, grade level, genre, or subject. The database also offers “themed reviews” around special holidays, target audiences, or subjects. Also incorporated into bibliographic citations are measurement parameters of various reading programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, Lexile or Reading Counts. Preservice and classroom teachers who wish to supplement K-12 curricula will find this a very valuable resource. This database is also an excellent resource for librarians and media specialists as a tool for building library collections.
Available from the Gale collection, Literature Criticism Online, from Louisa May Alcott to Judy Blume, the most popular and influential authors of the genre are assessed through criticism of their major works.
Includes comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, books and yearbooks. Full text of articles cover to cover, from hundreds of journals, make this a one-stop source for education related research.
Much of the library-related literature includes reviews of children's and young adult books. Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, is a bibliographic database that indexes articles and book reviews of key library and information science periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere.
Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included. Books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. Full-text coverage begins in 1997 with indexing back to 1984
This database, compiled from various Gale literature publications covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors. Search by author, title, genre, literary movement, or literary themes or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.
Indexes journal articles, books and dissertations in the areas of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, rhetoric and composition, dramatic arts, and the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from JSTOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. This database includes journal abbreviations and acronyms for almost 3,500 titles.