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The juvenile collection - aka children's books - is located on the second floor of Ashland University Library. This collection includes award winning titles such as Newbery and Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King awards, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and Alex award winners.
Titles added to the juvenile collection are evaluated using professional reviews prior to purchase; examples of professional review journals used include Booklist, Horn Book Magazine and School Library Journal. To help students using the juvenile collection, resources have been developed for general use and specific course assignments.
- BANNED BOOKS WEEK
This guide features a variety of resources for Banned Books week.
- CHILDREN'S AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS
This guide is a starting point for resources on children and young adult authors and illustrators. Select an author or illustrator from the drop down list and explore titles in the library collection, internet resources, and database articles.
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE GENRES
This guide provides an overview of children’s literature genres, learn more about realistic fiction, historical fiction, biographies, non-fiction and folklore and folk tales.
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE TOPICS
This guide features information on a variety of frequently requested children’s literature subjects. Learn more about Art, Dance, Theater, and Music, Exceptionalities, Holidays, Math and Physical Education.
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD BOOK RESOURCES
This guide details IRC reference and book review resources and information about prominent ALA children's literature awards such as the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award.
- GRAPHIC NOVELS
Use this guide as a starting point for information on Graphic Novels. Included are finding aids for graphic novels in the juvenile and general circulating collection, library database resources and internet links.
- MOCK CALDECOTT PANELS
Mock Caldecott panel sessions were held in the Instructional Resource Center for students in Dr. Mary Rycik's children's literature course from fall 2002 through spring 2016. This is an archived resource of the activity.
- IRC LEVELED BOOK KITS
Book kits are part of the IRC juvenile collection selected for use with guided reading. Each kit, housed in a red folder complete with book covers for easy browsing, consists of a single title and includes one hard copy, six soft copies (paperback) and information pertaining to recommended reading levels.
Education Course Support
- EDCI 287: CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT GRADES 7-12
This guide features resources for EDCI 287
- EDEC 363: EARLY CHILDHOOD MATHEMATICS
This guide features resources supporting EDEC 363
- EDEC 262: FOUNDATIONS IN LITERACY
This guide features resources for EDEC 262 (archived)
- 232 INTRODUCTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
This guide is an information portal featuring library resources to support EDCI 505 (archived).
- EDCI 315: INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING
This guide features resources supporting EDCI 315.
- EDCI 521: TECHNOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY TEACHER
This guide is an information portal featuring library resources to support EDCI 521.
- EDEC 323: TRADEBOOKS & TECHNOLOGY WITH LITERATURE
This guide features resources for EDEC 323 (Rossler)
- EDEC 323: TRADEBOOKS & TECHNOLOGY WITH LITERATURE
This guide presents resources for EDEC 323 (Archived)
- EDEC 140: PHONICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources are presented for EDEC 140.
- EDIS 355: INTERVENTION AND REMEDIATION IN MATH
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources for EDIS 355
- RESOURCES FOR ECE / ECIS SPANISH MAJORS
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and library resources for early childhood and early childhood intervention specialist Spanish majors in education (Archived).
LibGuides: General Education & Research
- RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
A starting point for research in the field of education, this guide include reference books, databases recommendations, Internet Links and Citation Guides & Plagiarism resources.
- Ed.D. RESEARCH: DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Library resources for doctoral students in Education; included within the guide is information for locating dissertations and an introduction to the library mentor program.
- FAKE NEWS: RESOURCES FOR EVALUATING INFORMATION
Tips for determining the reliability of information resources. Take the "Fake News" challenge.
- ONESEARCH BASICS
Overview of AU Library's OneSearch with resources, tutorials, and help
- COPYRIGHT RESOURCES
A starting point for copyright information, this library guide provides links to a variety of library and Internet resources. Support for campus copyright management is available from Auxilary Services, support for library reserves is available at AU Library.