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CDSP 7253: Techniques of Research & Evaluation: Nonfiction for Kids

This guide is for TU's CDSP Techniques of Research & Evaluation class.

Generating Search Terms



public libraries



children's nonfiction


reading program

books & reading


libraries & children

children's libraries



activity programs

children's stories

children's programs

story hour

TU Megasearch

TU Megasearch

This includes ALL EBSCOhost databases, so if you use this database you may not need to use the Multiple EBSCOhost Databases link on the Communication Disorders guide.


With this database, you can either include "children" or "kids" in your search or conduct your search then scroll down and refine your search by Age (on the left side of the page).

library AND nonfiction AND promote = 93

library AND nonfiction AND children NOT fiction = 14806

library AND nonfiction AND reading program = 68

library AND nonfiction AND reading program NOT fiction = 33

library AND nonfiction AND storytime = 58

library AND children's section = 729

library AND "story time" = 1492

public library AND collection development AND united states = 893



I usually check the Articles box under Limit To: Type:  I hate having to sort through book reviews and editorials, but you may also want to check the Pamphlet box depending on the type of research you desire.

library AND nonfiction AND children = 2101

library AND nonfiction AND children NOT fiction = 399

library AND nonfiction AND children's stories = 750

library AND nonfiction AND storytelling AND children = 203


ProQuest (including dissertations)

library AND nonfiction AND children = 44974

library AND nonfiction AND children AND storytime = 135


Wiley InterScience

REMEMBER: Just because Wiley provides a pdf link does NOT mean McFarlin has full-text access to the article. If you click on the pdf link and Wiley prompts you to pay for the article, don't do it! Instead, get the name of the journal and date of the article, go to our Journal Titles page, search for the journal, and determine if we have a subscription to that journal for the date you need (don't forget to check the Print or Microform at TU Libraries link). If we don't have it, ILL the article.

library AND storytime = 26

library AND "flannel board" = 38



REMEMBER: A green box to the left of the article information means we have full-text access in this database. A white box to the left of the article information means we do NOT have full-text access in this database - we may have full-text access in another database or in print at the library. Please double-check our Journal Titles page for additional methods of accessing the article before requesting an ILL.
ALSO: This database uses brackets instead of quotation marks to indicate searching a phrase (how clever of them).

library AND storytime = 31



library AND "story time" = 53