Literacy & English Language Arts Education


Academic Search Complete - A large interdisciplinary database useful for finding full text articles from a wide range of periodicals and journals. 

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) - A great place to find children's books by age/grade/reading level, topic, langauge and more.  Includes book reviews and some teaching matierals.

Education Source - Our largest education database!  Indexes over 1,750 publications!

Education in Video - This database includes vidoes intended for traing and developing teachers, and can be searched by grade level, subject, topic, educational theory, and more. 

ERIC - A great place to start your research. The Education Resources Information Center database covers journal articles, technical reports, curricular materials, research documents, and more. 

Google Scholar - A Google powered search engine that searches for scholarly materials like books, peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, articles, theses, and technical reports. Some full text articles require a paid subscription, so be sure to access this database through the UT Libraries so that you can get access to subscriptions that have already been paid for by the library. 

MLA International - This database from the Modern Language Association indexes materials related to literature, cristicism, drama, languages, libguistics, and folklore, and provides access to citations for journal articles, essays, books, dissertations, proceedions, and more. 

Literature Resource Center - Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors, and covers more than 90,000 authors, poets, essayists, journalists, etc. 

LLBA (Linguistics & Langauge Behavior Abstracts) - Includes citations and abstracts related to the teaching of language and linguistics. 

PsycINFO - Covers professional and academic literature in psychology, including a wide range of articles related to literacy. 

Rethinking Schools - Current and archive; access to copies of Rethinking Schools, a publication aimed at connection theory to practices and discussing issues of social justice in education. - This database contains multimedia materials about children's and young adult books, authors and illustrators. Includes book trailers, interviews, lesson plans, and much more. 

Handbooks & Encyclopedias

Why use them?  To get a overview of a concept or theory that's new to you, to learn important terms/lingo that may be useful search terms, and to discover important names and publications associated with your topic.

Gale Virtual Reference Library An online collection of encyclopedias that is searchable by keyword

Encyclopedia of Language & Education print | online

Handbook of Research of Literacy and Diversity | print online

Handbook on Teaching the English Language Arts print online

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning | print online


Recent Arrivals - New books about literacy and ELA education

Recent Arrivals - New books specifically about reading instruction and assessment

Recent Arrivals - New books specifically about writing instruction and assessment

Recent Arrivals - New books specifically about teaching literature

Library Catalog - search UT's book collection

Subject Specialist

Janelle Hedstrom

Janelle Hedstrom 
Education Librarian


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