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Children's & Young Adult

 

Subject terms 

These are some of the terms you could use in MultiSearch to find materials such as academic journal articles, books and more.

Young adult fiction; Juvenile fiction; Children's stories; Children's literature, history and criticism; Children's literature, history and criticism, theory; Youth fiction; Treatment of female characters;  Children's stories Pictorial works; Picture books; 
Useful general terms debate; analysis; discourse; criticism and interpretation; philosophy

Tip:

For example, searches could couple a specific term with one of the useful general terms.  

"children's literature" AND discourse

"Dorothy Sayers" AND philosophy

Note that the AND in capitals will link the concepts for more refined results. Using the inverted comma's around a phrase will give you more precise results. 

 

Call numbers 

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Children's Literature
  • PZ5-PZ90

 

Young Adult Literature

Search terms 

Specific Dystopias – Analysis ; Educational Tests – Analysis ; Harry Potter Books – Analysis ; Young Adult Fiction – Analysis; Young Adult Fiction -- Criticism And Interpretation ; Young Adult Fiction -- Social Aspects ; Literary Characters -- Criticism And Interpretation; adolescents
General search terms rhetoric and composition; technique; creative process; production studies; pedagogical approach; fim theory and criticism; writing; narrative technique; objectification; short story; 

Tip:

For example, searches could couple a specific term with one of the useful generic terms.  

"young adult fiction" AND interpretation

adolescents AND "narrative technique"

Note that the AND in capitals will link the concepts for more refined results. Using the inverted comma's around a phrase will give you more precise results. 

Call numbers 

Children's Literature  PZ5-PZ90
Graphic novels  PZ7.7 for graphic novels
Folklore and legends PZ8.1

 

Children's reference books

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