THESE ARE THE MAIN UK DATABASES FOR RESEARCH IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE:
The following two databases can also be accessed by searching EBSCOhost above:
Having trouble finding information on your topic?
Dissertations may not seem like an obvious resource for children's literature, but they are excellent tools for in-depth research. Search for "Harry Potter" in Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest) and you'll find many full-text dissertations from "Exploring the Harry Potter book series: A study of adolescent reading motivation" to "Harry Potter and the overly long commute: Trends in audio books."
Some examples of the 1200+ dissertations you'll find if you do a search for "children's literature ":
"The portrayal of caring teachers in children's literature: A content analysis"
"An investigation of authenticity and accuracy in children's realistic fiction picture books set in Appalachia"
"A critical history of the development of children's literature in Ghana"
"Contemporary children's literature set in Guam"
"An ethnographic content analysis of children's fiction picture books reflecting African American culture published 2001-2005"
"A post-colonial critique of the (mis)representation of Korean-Americans in children's picture books"
"Once upon an encounter: A content analysis of selected children's literature portraying the encounter of Christopher Columbus and the Taino people"
"Raising cultural awareness of second grade African American students using Mexican American children's literature"