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ECH 2015: Literature for Young Children: Find Books

Additional Resources

Other Library Catalogs
Provides links to MnLINK (the Minnesota's state library catalog), College of St. Scholastic, University of Wisconsin Superior and other library catalogs.

Interlibrary Loan

When UMD does not have the book you need, use UMD's Interlibrary Loan service to request books and media from another library. Click on "Interlibary Loan." At the ILLiad Logon, type in your UMD user name and password and click on "Logon to ILLiad". Under New Request, click on Book. Be sure to allow plenty of time. A e-mail or postcard will notify you when the item comes in. You can pick the item up at the circulation desk.

Renewals can be requested for Interlibrary Loan items. Renewals should be requested 2 days prior to the due date using ILLiad. Renewals are approved by the lending library, if the item is approved, your new due date will appear in your ILLiad account under that transaction number.


Refine Your Search

Type your subject in the keyword search.

If you retreive too many records, you can narrow your search by limiting your search to:

  • title keyword (words any where in title) or title begins
  • Author keyword or author begins
  • All subject keyword or LC Subject Heading Begins or Medical Subject Heading begins

Once you have found a couple of good citations, check to see what the subject headings are.

MNCAT Discovery

Children's Literature

Searching the Library Catalog for children's books:

  1. Go to the  Kathryn A. Martin Library homepage and click on the Library Catalog tab.
  2. Click on Advanced Search and check to make sure Library Catalog tab is highlighted.
  3. Under Search Scope, select Children's Literature.
  4. Enter your search term. 

Children's Literature

UMD Children's Award Books Owned by UMD

Genre Resources

Subject Resources

Children's Literature Resources


For locating information on children's authors and illustrators, see library guide:
IESE 3331 Children's Literature in the Elementary School

Teaching Materials Collection

Searching the Library Catalog for teaching material items:

  1. Go to the  Kathryn A. Martin Library homepage and click on the Library Catalog tab.
  2. Click on Advanced Search and check to make sure Library Catalog tab is highlighted.
  3. Under Search Scope, select Teaching Materials.
  4. Enter your search term. 

Teaching Materials Collection

Educational Software - UMD does not purchase educational software but we have some that were donated as gifts.

High Interest/Low Vocabulary (HILO) - High interest low vocabulary books focuses on books at the reader's interest level but written at alower reading level.

Kits - Kits, games, or maniuplative's arranged by broad subject area.

Lesson Plans - Books with lesson plans located in the Teaching Materials collection and in the regular collection.

Teacher Web Resources - some web resources on a variety of educational areas.

Textbooks - Elemetnary and secondary textbooks. The teacher's editions provide ideas for teaching, questions and suggestions for teaching.

Theses - UMD theses,Plan B's and ohter sources for dissertations.

Library Materials

Locate Library Materials

Collections  - use to search a material type (e.q. DVD/Video, E-Books, etc) or a collection (Children's Literature, Teaching Materials, Government Documents, etc.).

Course Reserve

Renew Materials

Get It, Recalls, and Search Requests

Reference Librarian

Tom Ambrosi
Kathryn A. Martin Library

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