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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
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The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD), an independent review source, contains more than 900,000 catalog records in MARC format and more than 130,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books, videos and software, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. CLCD is not affiliated with any publisher and accepts no advertising.

An average of more than 1500 new reviews are added to the database monthly.  Children's Literature reviewers include book authors, librarians, writers and editors, teachers, children's literature specialists and physicians. The CLCD database now includes entries for more than 200,000 awards, prizes, best book list and reading list entries. When you search for and find books, you will also see what awards the books have won and what lists they have made.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Children's Literature
  • Education
  • Library and Information Science

Library of Congress Subjects:

Children's literature--History and criticism.