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Library Resources for Associate program in Early Childhood Education

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Guides related to Education

Online content

Recommended Databases for Education Topics

Search inside the following databases to retrieve peer-reviewed articles, eBooks, and more on topics related to education, early childhood, education and technology, etc.

Please contact a librarian if you need assistance when conducting research or citing these sources.

Children and Youth Collections

Library Collections of Literature for Youth

The SCF Libraries have special book collections for children and youth. These collections are located mainly in the Bradenton Campus, but these books can be requested and delivered to any campus by clicking on "Place a Hold" in the catalog (Quick Search).


Children's Literature Collection (CHILD): Picture Books

Located in the Bradenton Library's SCF Collegiate School Reading Room (3-141) and now also in the Venice Library (building 300)!

This collection consists of mainly picture books. Most award winners are included, such as books that received the Caldecott Medal and other awards that recognize excellence in representation of diverse experiences, such as the Coretta Scott King Medal (African American), the Pura Belpré Award (Latinx) and the Schneider Family Award (Disability experience), among others.

Picture books at SCF Library


Young Adult Literature Collection (YA): Books for 6th-12th grades

Located in Bradenton Library's SCF Collegiate School Reading Room (3-141) and in the Venice Library (first floor).

This collection consists of books for middle school and high school students. It is an updated and very diverse collection of classics as well as the newest titles in the YA genre. It includes award winning books, the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) list for 6-8, the Florida Teens Read list (9-12), a collection of graphic novels, etc. It also includes winners of national awards such as the Michael L. Printz Award, the Stonewall Award (LGBTQ), and ethnic award winners (African American, Latinx, Asian/Pacific, Native American, etc.)

Young Adult books at SCF Library



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