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Children's Literature

This guide will assist you in doing research in the field of children's literature as well as accessing the library's Juvenile Collection.

Using the Library for Children's Materials and Research

This Guide will introduce students to print and electronic resources in the field of Children’s Literature. This field is a vast and exciting specialty in literature. Areas of research can include:

  • study of the genres of literature for children

  • author and illustrator research

  • selection of appropriate materials for specific purposes

  • multicultural literature

  • awards of excellence

  • the pleasure of reading children's books

It is important to distinguish between finding actual children’s books and sources about children’s literature.

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How to Get Help

There are three ways to get help in the library:

Come see us! Visit the second floor reference desk at the Elsner or Red Mountain libraries during business hours and speak with a reference librarian.

Call us! Call the Elsner library reference desk at 480-461-7682 or the Red Mountain library reference desk at 480-654-7740 and speak with a librarian during business hours.

Chat with us! Logon to the Ask A Librarian online chat service available 24/7, 365 days a years. Ask A Librarian is a free service providing real-time chat with a librarian to help with any of your research needs.