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Information Sciences 503: History of Children's Literature: Find Print and Digital Children's Books

This guide suggests resources to consult for IS503, History of Children's Literature. It suggests resources for background information, publication history, and reception history of children's books, as well as published research.

Find a Book! Recent Catalog Listings for the "Children's Literature -- Bibliography" Heading (See more with the "View" Links)

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Find Copies of Particular Children's Books

You can find copies of individual titles in our library catalog, including both print copies and digital formats from licensed collections such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) or from HathiTrust, which has many free public domain titles. In the library catalog advanced search, you can search for children's books on a particular topic by using "juvenile literature" as a subject term combined with an appropriate keyword.

Need more? See the parallel guide for this course on finding and using online media for your Scalar digital publishing assignment, which includes a tab highlighting notable digital collections in the history of children's literature that you may want to use.

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