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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Books

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

The Juvenile Book Collection

Children's books are located on the library lower floor.  The collection includes winners and honor titles from all major awards.  Call numbers for the collection have the prefix JUV.  Search the library catalog by author or  title to identify specific books.


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Searching the Library Catalog

Subject Searching

Broad subject headings include:

Children’s literature
Young adult literature
Children’s poetry

You may focus your search by selecting those displayed on the catalog with the broad heading.  

For example:
Children's literature -- collected works
Children's literature -- history and criticism

Young adult literature -- bibliography
Young adult literature -- history and criticism

The subdivision, juvenile literature, may be used to identify children’s and young adult titles in many subject disciplines.
Art -- juvenile literature
Science -- juvenile literature

Authors as Subjects

Individual authors may be searched as subjects simply by entering the name in a subject search.

Potter, Beatrix
Hamilton, Virginia -- criticism and interpretation

Keyword searching

Keyword searches identify terms in the subject, title, and content description fields of a catalog record. Simply enter one or more distinctive words describing your topic and the catalog will retrieve and display titles in which all of these words appear in the catalog record. 

juvenile AND mountain AND folklore
cats AND dogs AND juvenile

You may also enter search terms and focus your search by selecting the "Modify Search" tab and limiting results to "UNCA Juvenile Lit"

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