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LITR 306: Children's Literature: Home
Welcome! This guide will serve as a helpful resource to complete your assignments for LITR 306. If you need additional help, you can contact me directly using the Email Me link located under my picture on the right hand side of this guide, or you can contact a librarian using any of the methods indicated in the box labeled "Contact a Librarian" also placed on the right hand side of this guide. If you would like to learn a little bit more about me, please feel free to watch the box with my introductory video located on the right hand side.
Locating Children's Books Online
There are many places to locate Children's Books Online. Many publishers will have channels on YouTube where authors or other people read a story. Many times they share the pictures on the screen as well. Below you will find a list of places to find picture books online. Some are video formatted (where you watch someone read the story), while others are scanned copies of the books that you can then flip through to see each page without audio narration. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but to be a place to get you started finding popular and historical titles.
A collection of contemporary children's books read out loud by famous actors/actresses such as Betty White, Rashida Jones, Elijah Wood, and more.
Finding Articles Online
Even though you may be remote, many of the resources available to you through Milne Library are available online. We have access to multiple databases that will be helpful for finding supporting sources for your assignment. Below is a list of databases that, while not exhaustive, will help you get started with your research.
Access to relevant information about Pre K-12 books and media of all types, including reviews from respected publications. Includes thousands of books that have been recognized as having particular merit such as Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King Awards. Coverage is from 1993 to the present.
Covers about 3,000 authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Offers full-text or excerpted criticism from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Online access from volume 325.
Contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, and about 250,000 author biographies. Covers about 460 literary journals. Also includes book reviews, poems, short stories, more than and more than 8,000 classic texts.
Cross-platform search for literature resources, including coverage of authors, literary works and movements, book reviews, and more. Includes Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors, and Gale Literature: LitFinder.
Finding eBooks in the Library's Collection
While the library is currently not offering remote checkout to students, we do still have eBooks that might be helpful for your assignment. Watch the video below to learn how to access eBooks in the Milne Library Catalog. The video is part of the library's Pandemic Library Coffee Hour series hosted on the library's instagram account (@milne.oneonta), which is why it has a fun little intro bit.
The ILLiad system enables current SUNY Oneonta students, faculty, and staff to obtain academic and intellectual materials from other libraries. Your ILLiad account will allow you to:
-- borrow items from other libraries
-- make online requests for periodical articles from other libraries
-- review the status of your requests
-- check due dates of outstanding loans
-- ask for renewals
-- and much more.
*The library is currently allowing students to request digital items only through ILLiad. No physical items are being processed at this time.*
It is important to include appropriate citation in your paper. The library has a guide that can help you accurately cite your resources. You can locate it on the library homepage by clicking the "Citing Sources" link, or you can click on the link below.