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Guide to Juvenile Literature Resources

This guide will provide pointers to discover material within our Juvenile Collection.


LOCATION: Our collection, located in the Juvenile Collection Room on the lower level (L119b), is composed of approximately 1,500 titles. This collection is arranged on the shelf alphabetically by author.

SEARCHING:  There are a number of ways to discover materials in this collection:


  1. search by keyword, author, subject, or title in our book catalog.
    • you can target these materials by using the keyword "juvenile" in your search.
    • the Location facet "Juvenile Literature" on the right side of the page will limit results to only those in the Juvenile Collection.
    • you can browse by topic.
    • browse all materials shelved in the PZ (teen) section.

    This approach will find our local materials; changing the search option pull-down on the top of the page to "All I-Share Libraries" will expand coverage of juvenile book materials to many other state-wide libraries ... but there will be a delay in obtaining these items. You can even search for books across 6,000 other libraries using the WorldCat search engine.

  2. use our locally created "broad concept" terms: (then use the subject headings at the top of the page to narrow results)

    The above links will only locate our local materials; as these enhanced subject terms have not been applied to other records. You can expand to other library collections by then clicking the official subject headings and changing the pull-down on the top of the page to "All I-Share Libraries" to browse all other CARLI collections.

  3. Search for sounds (these can be helpful with pronunciation challenges):

    • search for B
    • search for D
    • search for dg
    • search for F
    • search for G
    • search for H
    • search for J
    • search for K
    • search for L
    • search for M
    • search for N
    • search for ng
    • search for P
    • search for R
    • search for S
    • search for sh
    • search for sn
    • search for T
    • search for th
    • search for V
    • search for W
    • search for Z
    • search for repetitive sounds


For locating journal articles about Juvenile literature, one will want to search:

  • our Academic Search Complete database which will provide the full text articles from a core set of interdisciplinary journals and magazines,
  • deeper subject coverage will be found in subject indexes such as MLA International Bibliography, and Scopus (for the broadest interdisciplinary coverage).
  • See the "Journals" tab for additional tools and techniques for more comprehensive journal searching.


Finally, you may want to explore historical and current News sources for information about awards and controversies.

The Related subject Guides to the right provide more comprehensive coverage of individual disciplines.

Consult the librarians if you are not finding materials on your topic, as we have a number of tricks and tips that may save you time and uncover additional material.


Zotero will help you capture and cite your resources. It's free, open access, and available for your Mac or PC!

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