Answered By: Information Commons
Last Updated: May 26, 2016     Views: 12

You can search for children’s book online at the Butler University Library website through the WorldCat search bar located on our first page. If you use the Advanced Search, it is easy to search by title, author, or subject in addition to keyword.

When you get your results list, you can also narrow down the results by selecting limiters on the left side of the results screen:

  • Expert searching tips:

    • To limit your search to books in the Children’s collection, you can include the following in your search: b8:"Curriculum Resource Center - Juvenile" (example - limited to the last five years)

    • To limit your search to books in the Young Adult collection, you can include the following in your search: b8:"Curriculum Resource Center - Young Adult" (example)

 

All of the Children’s and Young Adult books are located in the basement of Irwin Library in the Education Commons section.  Most of the fiction books have a call number starting with PZ7 and are in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.  Other literature related books have call numbers starting with a P, such as PZ8.3 for stories in rhyme, PZ10.3 for animal stories, PZ7.7 for graphic novels, and PN6110 for poetry collections.  The non-fiction books are organized by topic.

  • This website has more information on Library of Congress Classification for call numbers.

The location and call number (and whether or not the book is available to check out) are shown on the initial results page as well as on the details page (which you can reach by clicking on the title).

For more information, please see the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Resource Guide or ask if you need help.