INSPIRE databases, funded by Indiana taxpayers and available to all Indiana residents, include many resources useful for your students' research. See this page for more information.
Another option is TeachingBooks.net with information and multimedia resources relating to children's and young adult literature.
In addition to the INSPIRE Databases, some schools and local public libraries may have access to additional databases, such as the following (which you can try out while here at Butler):
Please feel free to ask me if you have questions about using these resources or finding others for your students' research.
Once you start teaching, you will find that your school's library media specialist will be happy to work with you and your students on research projects
Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937