Children's & Young Adult Literature Resources: Databases and Journals

This resources guide aims to consolidate important resources for the study and use of children's literature. Bibliographies and scholarly resources to complement our monthly Children's Literature Exhibit at the Pollak Library are also included.

Databases for Children's and Young Adult Research

Recommended databases for researching issues in children’s literature include:

Academic Search Premier

Omni File

Google Scholar

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database


Teacher Reference Center

Journals for Research in Children's and Young Adult Literature

The following is a list of peer-reviewed journals that publish scholarly articles issues of children's literature and critical literacy. Access to these journals is available from the Pollak Library website. 

Children's Literature in Education

Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Journal of Literacy Research

Library Quarterly

Horn Book Magazine

School Library Journal