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Children's Literature and Literacy Education

Links to databases and resources for award-winning and popular children's/young adult literature. Also helpful for authors studies, language arts, literacy, literary criticism, reading, and related topics.

Finding Instructional Materials at Penn State

Several Penn State libraries have collections of PreK-12 instructional materials, including curriculum standards, school textbooks, activity guides, educational games, manipulatives, and more. 

To search instructional materials at Penn State libraries:

  • Use the CAT, Penn State's online catalog.
  • In the "Keyword" box, type in your topic, such as "language arts" or "science," and click on the blue "search" button.
  • After your results appear, look to the left side of the page, under "Refine search results." 
  • Under "Format," choose "Instructional Material."
  • If applicable, use the "Campus," "Publication Year," and other facets to narrow your search. Your results list will update automatically.
  • Click on the blue "View Availability" button for more details about the book's location. Alternatively, click on the book's title to get more bibliographic details and location details. 
  • Note the "Call number" and "Location" of each item you want.
  • To order an item from another location, click on the blue "I Want It" button.

Instructional materials are cataloged, organized, and loaned by varying methods depending on the location. Before visiting, contact the owning library to learn about opening hours, borrowing rules, etc. 

Instructional Materials Collections

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