Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 21

It's hard to find those kinds of books by using the online catalog. I would suggest a different approach. We have a large number of printed bibliographies and lists in our reference collection that can help identify children's books by content subject. I would recommend: Carolyn W. Lima and John A. Lima. _A to Zoo : Subject Access to Children's Picture Books_ . 5th edition. New Providence, NJ : R.R. Bowker, 1998. [REF]Z1037.L715 1998 Catherine Barr and John T. Gillespie. _Best Books for children : Preschool Through Grade 6_. 8th edition. Westport, CT : Libraries Unlimited, 2006. [REF]Z1037.G48 2006 I've listed the call number for each of these books so you can come in to the reference area on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library and use them. Once you have identified some particular titles, you can check the PILOT catalog to see if IUP owns those books. Another option would be to consult some of the databases that we have. I would recommend looking at the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database [CLCD]. It can help you identify titles by subject. You can find these databases by going to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library) and selecting the "Article Databases" option. Then select the database you need from the alphabetic list. Once you've identified titles, check the PILOT catalog to see if IUP owns them.

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