Early Learning & Literacy

Research Databases

Children's Core Collection

The Children’s Core Collection database is the ideal collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support resource for educators and librarians working with elementary students. Containing more than 49,000 titles, this rich resource covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections and picture books recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. In addition, it includes professional literature for children's librarians.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Created especially for children and the adults who work with them, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database of reading recommendations which encourages reader success. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, kids can use NoveList K-8 Plus to find just the right books for their reading levels and interests, while parents, teachers and librarians can use it to find valuable teaching resources that will engage young readers.

Primary Search   ·  Full Text

Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

Read It!   ·  Full Text

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.