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Children's Literature and Librarianship

Writing a paper? Looking for books or articles? Need help citing your sources? This guide can help!

University of Maryland

Use the Catalog to search for books, journal titles, government documents, nonprint materials and other materials owned by the UM Libraries. Try these subject headings in the search box below to search the UM catalog:

Children's literature
Children's literature, American
Children's literature, English
Children's literature, Spanish
Children's literature -- Bibliography
Children's literature -- Book Reviews
Children's literature -- History and Criticism
Children's literature -- Illustrators
Children's literature -- Study and Teaching
Children's periodicals
Children's plays
Children's poetry
Juvenile fiction (preceded by a subject word, e.g., "magic," etc.)
Young adult fiction
Young adult literature
Caldecott Medal
Newbery Medal
School librarians
School libraries
School libraries -- Administration
School libraries -- Periodicals
School libraries -- United States

Selecting "Advanced Search" and changing the format to "Children's/Juvenile" then searching "All Fields" using your subject keywords will help to identify titles from the juvenile collection. For a broader search, select entire UM system, then limit the Format to "Children's/Juvenile" and enter your subject keywords.

UMD Catalog

Just enter your search terms in the box below to get started!

Other Catalogs

  • Public Libraries
    Local public libraries are your best bet for locating children's books. The web sites below allow you to search each library or library system's online catalog; in addition, many of these web sites also include subject research guides, online exhibits, and much more. To find public libraries not listed below, visit

  • WorldCat
    The OCLC Online Union Catalog consists of over 52,000,000 records from more than 42,000 member libraries and includes books, websites and Internet resources, computer programs, films and slides, journals and magazines, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, sound recordings, videotapes and more.

WorldCat UMD

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WorldCatUM searches materials at College Park, USMAI, and libraries worldwide.