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KATHRYN A. MARTIN LIBRARY

IESE 3331: Children's Literature in the Elementary School: Find Children's Books

Finding Children's Books at UMD

Children's Literature Collection

The Children's Literature Collection consists of children's fiction and nonfiction books (for preschool to age 13). This collection is located on the third floor in the stacks between government documents and the Teaching Materials Collection.

To limit your search to the Children's Collection:

  • Click on the Library Catalog tab.
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Under Search Scope: Change to Children's Literature
  • Do search.

 

Children's Classification Guide

Picture Books (PRIM-FIC)

Picture books start with the call number: PRIM-FIC with a letter and number after the PRIM-FIC (e.q., PRIM-FIC L782p). The letter and number are the author's last name and the letters after the number is part of the title of the book. These books are arranged by author and then title of book.

Intermediate Fiction (INTR-FIC)

Intermediate fiction books start with INTR-FIC with a letter and number after the INTR-FIC (e.q., (INTR-FIC T2463BO). The letter and number are the author's last name and the letters after the number is part of the title of the book. These books are arranged by author and then title of book.

Non-Fiction

The Dewey Decimal Classification System is used for non-fiction books in the Children's Literature Collection. Both primary and intermediate books.

 

Dewey Decimal Classification

000

General Works

 

600

Technology and Applied Science

100

Psychology

 

   610

Health

200

Religion

 

   690

Building & Construction

300

Social Sciences

 

700

Arts and Recreation

  398

Folklore

 

   700-770

Arts

400

Languages

 

   780

Music

500

Natural Sciences

 

   790

Sports & Games

   510

Mathematics

 

800

Languages

   520

Astronomy

 

 

900

History, Geography & Biography

   530

Physics

 

   920

Biography

   540

Chemistry

 

   973

United States History

   550

Earth Sciences

 

 

 

   560

Paleontology & Fossils

 

 

 

   570

Life Sciences

 

 

 

   580

Botany

 

 

 

   590

Zoology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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