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Course Guide for ERL 516: Visual Literacy: Exploring Meaning in the Art of Picturebooks

E-Books About Picturebooks in Fogler
Brown Gold: Milestones of African-American Children's Picture Books
Exploring Student Response to Contemporary Picturebooks
New Directions in Picturebook Research
Picture Book Experience: Choosing and Using Picture Books in the Classroom
Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-Referentiality
Representing Africa in Children's Literature: Old and New Ways of Seeing
Tools for Finding Books
URSUS  is the online book and journal (but not article) catalog for  the University of Maine System  (including Fogler and Bangor Public)
MaineCat -is the online book catalog for most libraries in Maine (including URSUS and many public libraries)
NoveList K-8 Plus can be searched and browsed for book titles and reviews and includes additional teacher resources.
 Tools to support Teaching Children's Literature 
Curricular Connections in Children's Magazines
 Horn Book Articles
Jackdaws in the LMC
Lee and Low Books
NERA Journal 
Something About the Author Online
Vandergrifts's Web Page
World of Words Database
Databases for Locating Journal Articles
ERIC  is a government sponsored centralized bibliographic database of journal articles and other materials going back to 1966
Guide for ERIC EBSCO            
Education Full Text is a high quality database began in 1983 and can be searched simultaneously with ERIC in EBSCO.
Library Tips
Checking out books
  • Your UMaine card is your library card.
  • As graduate students you can check out scholarly book from Fogler Library for the entire semester.
  • Time limits for children's books are the same for everyone
  • You can renew your books online in URSUS by clicking on the link for User Services.
  • If the book is  at a different UMS campus in URSUS, you can use the request button at the top of the page.
  • You can request books from MaineCat using the request link (URSUS is faster)
Interlibrary Loan
  • Books and journal articles that are not owned by the Raymond H. Fogler library may be borrowed from other libraries.
  • Follow the link to fill out the  form Interlibrary Loan.
Printing/Photocopying/ Scanning
  • Your UMaine card is used for printing articles from the databases.
  • Every semester $16 is placed in your account for printing.
  • Printing on the library printers is $.04 a page and comes off $16.
  • Photocopying is $.08 a page and comes off your Bear Bucks (money you add)
  • Scanning is free for everyone at the printers
More Help
 Subject Specialist for  Education  and Children's Literature :  Cynthia Crosser    Phone: 581-3612   Email:
Education Portal   for  Fogler Library
Children's Literature Portal for Fogler Library
Ask-a-Librarian   -connects you to a reference librarian


Created by: Cynthia Crosser | Revised: 01/28/2014
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