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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Finding Books

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Finding books with a specific topic, genre, etc.

 To limit your search to children's or young adult fiction or nonfiction books, you can:
  • use Keyword phrases such as "juvenile fiction" or "young adult fiction" for fiction or "juvenile nonfiction" or "young adult nonfiction" for nonfiction  

Using terms such as the following as Subject terms can help limit your search to a specific type of book:

  • Picture books
  • Stories without words
  • Poetry
  • Mathematics juvenile fiction 
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic novels
  • Toy and movable books
  • Pop-up books
  • Lift-the-flap books
  • Historical fiction
  • Humor
  • Science fiction
  • (There are other options, too.  Let me know if you need help.)

Finding Books on the Library Shelves

The majority of Butler's Children's and Young Adult Literature Collection is located in the Education Resource Library on South Campus (Room 104).

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Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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