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Children's Literature and Young Adult Literature: Start Your Research Here

This guide features resources for children's literature and young adult literature research.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

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Recommended Online Encyclopedia Databases

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Recommended Databases for Statistics

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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Subject Guide

Ask a Librarian

Listed below are options available for you to contact a reference librarian and ask for help with your research.

Resources for Children's Literature and Young Adult Literature