Writing for Young People Research Guide

Searching the Harold B. Lee Library Website

Library Catalog

Author or Title Searches

  1. Select Find Books. Select Advanced Keyword Search.
  2. Select Author Search. Enter author's or illustrator's surname first.
  3. Select Subject Search when looking for books about an author or illustrators.
  4. Select Title Search. Enter first word(s) of title, omitting initial articles.

Subject Searches

  1. Useful subject headings: Children's literature--Authorship

Juvenile Books

  1. Select Advanced Keyword Search.
  2. Enter the keyword, author, title, subject that you wish to search in the appropriate search box(es). Use the left pull-down boxes to select the type of search you wish.
  3. To search the basic juvenile collection, omitting Big Books, Locked Case materials and Quartos, scroll down to Location and select Juvenile Collection. Click on Search.
  4. To search all juvenile books, select AND from the right pull-down box and enter the word juvenile in the next box as a subject. If you want to search only fiction, enter the phrase juvenile fiction. To search all other juvenile books including non-fiction, enter the phrase juvenile literature. Click on Search.

Finding Articles, Databases and Websites

  1. Under the heading Databases and Indexes, click on Resources by Subject
  2. Under Choose a Subject, scroll down to Juvenile Literature. Then click on Reference Sources for Juvenile Literature.


Recommended Websites and Electronic Books

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Selected Reference Books

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market. Writer's Digest, annual. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .C48

Shulevitz, Uri. Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books. Watson Guptill, 1997. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .S58 1997

Henderson, Kathy. The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published. Writer's Digest, 2001. Juvenile Reference PN 171 .C5 H4 2001

Bojany-Buccieri, Lisa. Writing Children's Books for Dummies. Wiley, 2005. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 R66x 2005

Seuling, Barbara. How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published. 3rd ed. Wiley, 2004. Juvenile Reference - In Process

Underdown, Harold D. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. Alpha Books, 2001. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .U5 2001

Good Choice
Giblin, James Cross. Writing for Young People. The Writer, 1995. Juvenile Reference PN 147.5 .G5 1995

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