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Guide to beginning research in children's and young adult literature


Good Reads, by Carol VanHook

Image: Carol VanHook, "Good Reads" (detail), license CC BY 2.0

Starting Point for Books: UW Libraries Search


Advanced Search | FAQ | Known Issues

  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "mouse on a motorcycle"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "wilder laura ingalls"
  • By Topic - Type in keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: postmodernism AND "picture books"
    • To limit to books meant for children, add the phrase "juvenile fiction" (or, for non-fiction, "juvenile literature")
  • By Language - Search for the phrase "X language materials - juvenile" (including the quotation marks). For example: "Spanish language materials - juvenile". OR, Do a keyword search, then use the Refine My Results menu on the left to limit by language.

Starting Points: Articles

Children's Literature Librarian

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Kathleen Collins
Spring quarter office hours
Tue 3-5pm & Fri 1:00-3:30pm;
in the Odegaard Writing & Research Center (Odegaard #121)

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