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Children's Literature, Professor Noel (LAE 3414): Finding Books

Library Catalog - Searching for Children's Books in the Polk State Library

Searching the library catalog for children's books can be tricky.

  • To access the library catalog, go the Polk State College homepage and click on the link Library/TLCC at the top of the page.
  • Under Library, click on the link for Books/Catalog.
  • The default will be the Basic Search. Check the box for Advanced Search.


  • On the Advanced Search screen, change the dropdown box that says "Books and Articles" to "Books and More."


  • To limit your search to Children's Books- select Call Number in the first dropdown box and type in CH.LIT (no spaces). *In the second search box type in your keyword.  Ex/ To help you find picture books - type "picture" in the second box; for Newbery winners - type "newbery" 



  • To limit your search by Campus Location - select the dropdown box for Location, then select the campus you wish to search. (If you do not see Location as a possible options, select [show other search options].)


If you are having difficulty locating the books you need - please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for help!

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