August Databases: Reading & Writing


Concomitant with the long-running summer institutes at Teachers College, we highlight key resources in support of teaching and research in reading and writing.
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other children-focused media. The CLCD presently contains more than 2 million catalog records in MARC format and includes book reviews, information about awards, honors, prizes given to specific books; reading measurement program information, as well as best book lists and state reading lists.
  • Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.
  • ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs. In addition to this version, made available via the CSA Illumina platform, also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site, through Ebsco ERIC, and via ProQuest ERIC on the Columbia University Libraries website.
  • Horn Book Guide publishes short, critical reviews of virtually every hardcover trade book published in the United States for young people. it is searchable by author, illustrator, title, subject, and bibliographic data, as well as by rating assigned the book in the original Horn Book review. The Horn Book Guide Online is ideal for teachers building a classroom library or recommending books to students and parents; for librarians serving a school-wide community of readers and teachers; and for pre-service instructors helping new teachers understand how to match books to readers.
  • Humanities Full Text includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals, of which 470 are peer-reviewed, dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews.
  • JStor provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.
  • Literature Online is a fully searchable library of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature provides brief biographies of more than 300 authors and illustrators, as well as essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, including general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.
  • Something About the Author is a source for librarians, students and other researchers; each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers.
  • TeachingBooks is a website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K-12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.


Last Updated: 6:24 am, Monday, Jun 25 , 2012