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Children's Literature: Articles

A guide to resources on children's literature available through the library and beyond.

Why Articles?

Scholarly journal articles are great for:

  • research reports
  • current information
  • narrow topics
  • information for experts

Popular magazine and newspaper articles cover:

  • news reports
  • information for the general public

Children's Literature Research Databases

For scholarly research, the following databases will be very useful:

Searching for Articles

The most current research in most fields will be found in journal articles. EBSCOHost includes many databases both general and specific to various academic disciplines. To start with a broad search, type a search in the box below, and click the Search button. Or, you can click on one of the links in the database list box to search just a specific database.

  • Check out this page to remind you of the difference between scholarly and popular sources.

EBSCOhost search:

You can do similar searches through the JSTOR and Project Muse databases. Just click on the buttons below to go to one of those databases.

Databases for Children

To look at resources specifically designed for school age students, try these databases:

MAS Complete is a multi-disciplinary magazine article database that can be limited by reading level and includes a lot of content suitable for school-aged children.

The following databases are not specifically focused on children, but still have useful resources.