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ENGL 355 - Literature for Children

Print Indices located in Hale Library

Find citations for book reviews in print indices

Effective May 22, 2018: due to the fire in Hale, our print indices are currently not available. Please see the Databases: Book Reviews information box for other possible sources.

When studying a book published before the 2000s, you may need to supplement your online search with print indices.

Print indices are large reference books that do not include the actual book review, but provide an index, or list, of the book reviews. The lists include the date of the review and the title, or abbreviation, for the journal/magazine/newspaper where that review was published.

Before starting your search, be sure you know the year the book was published and the author's last name.

Book review digest (1906-2011)

Instructions for using this index:

  1. Go to Room 117, Hale Library and find the call number Z1219 .C96.
  2. Select the volumes for the year your work of interest was published and for the following five years.
  3. In each of the six volumes, find the entry for your author and then the individual work of interest listed under his/her name.
  4. Copy down the list of book reviews for that work.  
  5. Use the list of source abbreviations in the front of the volume to change the abbreviations to full periodical title.

 

Combined retrospective index to book reviews in humanities journals, 1802-1974

Instructions for using this index:

  1. Go to Room 117, Hale Library and find Z6265 .C65 1982.
  2. Select the volume containing the last name of your author (e.g., Hemingway, Eliot).
  3. Find the entry for your author and then the individual work of interest listed under his/her name.
  4. Copy down the list of book reviews for that work. 
  5. Use the list of source abbreviations in the front of the volume to change the abbreviations to full journal names.

 

Combined retrospective index to book reviews in scholarly journals, 1886-1974

Instructions for using this index:

  1. Go to Room 117, Hale Library and find Z1035.A1 C64. 
  2. Select the volume containing the last name of your author (e.g., Hemingway, Eliot).
  3. Find the entry for your author and then the individual work of interest listed under his/her name.
  4. Copy down the list of book reviews for that work. 
  5. Use the list of source abbreviations in the front of the volume to change the abbreviations to full journal title.

 


Find texts of the reviews:

Once you have the journal/magazine/newspaper title and the date the review was published, 

  1. Go to the Search It box on the Libraries' home page.
  2. Enter the title of the journal/magazine/newspaper in the search box.
  3. Choose the K-State Libraries Only option.
  4. Click on the Search button.
  5. If we have issues of the journal/magazine/newspaper in print or online, you should see a record for it.
  6. Click on Find it at the Library to see which issues/dates we have.
  7. Match the date the review was published to the dates we have. Use that information to locate the dates you need. 

 

Note: we may not have every review in our collection. Use interlibrary loan to request a review that we do not own. 

If you get stuck, Ask a Librarian!

Reading Teacher

Using the journal Reading Teacher is a great place to learn about best practices for teaching certain types of books (e.g., nonfiction!) and read about award-winning books.

The first link below takes you to the online access that the Libraries has to the journal - you can search for a specific article browse by year.

The second link is to an article from the journal titled "What Teachers Need to Know About the "New" Nonfiction" by Sharon Gill.

***Both links require log in with your eID and password if you are off-campus.

Book Reviews Online

If you're off campus, enter your K-State eID and password to get to each publication.