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EDL 504: Literacy Development for Diverse Literacy Learners: Books/Catalogs

Children's Books

To locate books for children and/or for young adults, use the following resources:

Search juvenile as a keyword, combining it with other terms. For example, gay parents AND juvenile. Results will include juvenile fiction and juvenile literature.

Also search children's literature as a keyword, combining it with other terms. For example, friendship AND children's literature. Results will include books for kids.


Scholar Online Catalog

Scholar is the online catalog of the CSU Libraries. For every item that the Michael Schwartz Library or the Law Library owns, a summary or description is created and is added into Scholar.

Use Scholar to search for BOOKS and for other items, like DVDs, videos, CDs, eBooks, government documents, and the TITLES of journals, magazines, and newspapers available in the CSU Libraries' collections.

You can search for items a number of ways, including by Title, Author, Keyword, or Subject.

Use the search box below for a basic search, or go to the Scholar Online Catalog. You can use the Advanced Search screen for more complex searches -- combine keywords, apply limits, sort results.


There are four separate collections of materials in the Curriculum Materials Collection:

  • Juvenile Collection (fiction and non-fiction books for pre-K to 12)
  • Curriculum Materials (sample textbooks and books teachers would use in planning lessons)
  • Curriculum Media (non-book items, manipulatives, and other learning devices)
  • Reference books dealing with children's literature

To limit search results to books from the Juvenile Collection, do a KEYWORD search in the Scholar Online Catalog using JUVCOL and a topic.


To limit search results to items from Curriculum Materials and Curriculum Media, do a KEYWORD search in the Scholar Online Catalog using CURMATS and a topic.


Items in JUVCOL and CURMATS have a 14-day loan period!