Did you know that the Nicholson Library has its own Juvenile Literature Collection?
The collection includes award-winning books at various reading levels designed for kids between kindergarten and 5th grade. The collection also has a wide range of curriculum books to help you design your lesson plan.
Find the collection on the ground floor next to the reference stacks!
Using some advanced searching techniques you can tell the library catalog to only search curriculum or juvenile materials. Below is a step-by-step guide with examples:
For this example, we are going to search juvenile math books.
1. Determine if you want to search curriculum or juvenile books. In the example above we are searching for juvenile books. Put (b8:juvenile) in the search box. (b:8 narrows the search down by shelving location)
2. Add an operator to tell your search how to build upon itself. In this example, we are going to use AND because we are searching both for juvenile books AND for our keyword. Add AND to the right of your first step.
3. Determine what keyword you want to search with. In this example, we are searching for math books. Put (kw:math) to the right of your second step.
This is what your final search will look like: (b8:juvenile) AND (kw:math). See the example in the box to the right.