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ERL External Children’s Literature Databases
Oakland University subscribes to the following databases, which review literature for children and young adults:

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

  • Contains both fiction and non-fiction selections for children and young adults as well as some professional materials. 
  • Entries include awards and notables listings, reviews, reading levels and lexile codes. 
  • If you are off campus, you will need your OU NetID to log in.

Horn Book Guide

  • Published each spring and fall.
  • Includes short, critical reviews of virtually every hardcover trade book published in the U.S. for young people.
  • The reviews are rating the books on a scale of one to six, 1 or 2 being the highest rating.
  • Searches can be refined by author, illustrator, title, subject and bibliographic data, as well as by rating assigned the book in the original Horn Book Review.
  • If you are off campus, you will need your OU NetID to log in.

Mometrix eLibrary

  • Access to up to 50 titles of MTTC, counseling and ESL test preparation study materials and flash cards.
  • If you are off campus, you will need your OU NetID to log in.

NoveList Plus

  • Expert recommendations for fiction and nonfiction books for all ages.
  • Entries include reviews, awards, reading levels, series information, read-alike suggestions, curriculum connections and much more.
  • Advanced Searches can be limited in a variety of ways, including by age, lexile level, interest, genre and literary style.
  • If you are off campus, you will need your OU NetID to log in.

Something About The Author (Online)

  • Provides electronic access to all volumes of Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
  • Multiple search and browse options are combined with an easy format that matches the look and feel of the print originals.
  • Entries include personal life, career, writings, adaptations, additional sources, photographs and illustrations.
  • Illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and artists for more than 15,000 individuals. Access

  • An easy-to-use online database which includes detailed information about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.
  • Selected resources to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that enrich the teaching of books.
  • Listen to author name pronunciations.
  • Extensive award book resources.
  • If you are off campus, you will need your OU NetID to log in.