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Timeline of Banned Books

Welcome to the Literature for Children Research Guide

The Literature for Children Research Guide is designed to help you navigate sources in the library and online. 

 young adult novel Philip Pullman His Dark Materials children's book heather has two mommies captain underpants by dev pilkey

Pat Scales on Censorship

Finding your Sources

  • ProQuest Newspapers  Includes ProQuest Newsstand, Atlanta Journal & ConstitutionBoston GlobeChicago TribuneChristian Science MonitorLos Angeles TimesNew York TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
  • Newspaper Source Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
  • National Coalition Against Censorship  NCAC's mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms.
  • New York Times Topics: Censorship  News about Censorship, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  • First Amendment Center The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.
  • Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association.  FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information
  • Library Catalog (ALL THE THINGS)


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Amanda Melcher
University of Montevallo
Carmichael Library
Station 6104
Montevallo, AL 35115