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Children's Literature: Research

This guide will help with identifying and locating materials related to children's and young adult literature by using the resources available at Thomas Cooper Library

Article Databases for Children's Literature

Reference Materials

Below are a list of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other materials that can be found in the Reference Collection on the Main Floor of the Thomas Cooper Library. These books can help with identifying authors, works, themes, terms, and other general information that can help you get started with your research in children's literature. Click the titles to find call numbers and other information about each book. 

The Children's Literature Dictionary: Definitions, Resources, and Teaching Activities

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Encyclopedia of Fable

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature