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Library Research Guides

Children's Literature

Resources intended to assist researchers, School of Education and School of Information students by providing UM Library children's lit resources in one place. It also includes other external helpful resources.

This video will introduce you to some of the basic functions in Mirlyn, the University of Michigan's online catalog.


Limiting Your Search to the Children's Literature Collection

If you would like to search items that are only in the Children's Literature Collection, use the Advanced Search option.

Reading Mirlyn Correctly to Find Your Children's Book

Once you're in Mirlyn, read the information carefully in order to determine how to find the book you want.



Sample Subject Headings to Use When Searching Mirlyn

Children's stories                                                                           United States

Young adult fiction                                                                          Collection development

Children's literature                                                                        Juvenile Fiction

History and criticsm                                                                        Newbery medal

Books and reading                                                                         Caldecott medal

Young adult literature                                                                      Folklore

Study and teaching (Secondary)                                                   Fairy tales

Book clubs (Discussion groups)                                                   Illustrators

Young adults' libraries                                                                    Children's poetry

Activity programs 


Finding Children's eBooks in the Library

The University of Michigan Library has purchased a public library collection from the vendor ebrary.  Included in this collection are several children's ebooks.

Be advised that the content of this collection changes rapidly and without notice.  Visit the Help menus within the ebrary interface for information about using the interface.

Click here for a direct link to ebrary children's literature content.