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Subject Guide Children's and Juvenile Literature

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Locations, catalogues, bibliographies and reference works on Children's and Juvenile Literature at the University Library

Locations of Books in Dortmund University Library

Central Library

  • Books
    Shelf marks: C (location: 2nd floor); Jc F (location: 3rd floor)
  • Collection of juvenile books (borrowable for scientific purposes only)
    Shelf mark: Jb (Please ask our staff at the reference desk)
  • Textbooks
    Shelf mark: L Ca (location: Ground floor)
  • Not borrowable
    • Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies and handbooks are usually not borrowable. The same goes for individual copies of much-used texts for research and teaching.
    • Journals
      Shelf mark: ZC (location: Basement level 1); current year in room E 1 (location: Ground floor)


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Catalogues in Dortmund University Library

Media (books, videos)


University Publications

  • Eldorado  Open-Access-Symbol
    Catalogue of Dortmund University electronic publications (mainly theses). Full texts available.

Union catalogues

  • North Rhine-Westphalia: HBZ Collective Catalogue
    Library catalogue for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Deutschland: Karlsruhe Virtual Catalogue (KVK)
    KVK is a meta-search interface for library and book trade catalogues throughout the world. It contains more than 75,000,000 book titles.

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Printed Bibliographies and Reference Works

Children's and Juvenile literature is bought within the acquisitions in German literature, since 1965/66 also within the acwuisitions in English literature.

Bibliographies and reference works on Children's and Juvenile literature can be found in Emil-Figge-Bibliothek, shelf marks SDA resp. SEA.



Children's and Juvenile Literature in General

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Organisations, Institutions

Institutes, Research institutions


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Special Subject Collections

of German university and special libraries, sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg at Frankfurt/M oversees the special collection of German studies (as well as Linguistics and Literature Studies in General). This institution also acquire children's and juvenile literature. New additions are published in current bibliographies or can be searched online.