Children's Literature Comprehensive Database


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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) provides reliable access to important and relevant information about PreK-12 media.

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You will be looking for books about middle school for elementary school students.

We will first set up some searching parameters to make your search more effective.

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Your Turn!

  • Under Word Search Criteria select Exact Phrase Search


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Your Turn!

  • Under Reader and Genre, set the Reader's Age range from 6 to 10
  • You can move the blue dots to set the age


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Your Turn!

  • Enter middle school into the main search box
  • Click Search

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How many items are returned in this search?

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As you skim the list of results:

  • Hover your cursor over the page icon (pictured below)

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What does a page icon next to an item indicate?

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Your Turn!

  • Select the item Trash can days: a middle school saga


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Under Reading Measurement Programs, what is the Lexile Measure assigned to this item?

Modifying Search Results

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Let's modify our results some more.

We want to locate books that have won awards or received honors.

Your Turn:

  • Click the Back to Search Results link at the top left of the screen.


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  • Locate the Criteria box on the left
  • Under Titles With, check the box says Awards & Honors Only
  • Click Search


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How many items are returned after modifying your search?


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Remember, the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is available from the UA Library Homepage by putting your cursor over Find materials and selecting Research databases.




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