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ENG 237: Young Adult Literature and Literacy: Start


This guide will support your research on young adult literature, providing a solid foundation for conducting research and tips for further exploration. 

Some tips:

  • Don't hesitate to ask if you've got questions! Send me an email - we can work via email or set up a virtual or in person time to chat.
  • You can also find library and research help at the library's Information Desk or via Reference Services.
  • Browse our Young Adult collection - bottom floor of the library, Olin hall side, near the Children's collection

If you are new to the library or need a refresher, consult our Library FAQs and overview of the Library. We also have a guide on how to do research well - use it to brush up and expand your research skills! And since everyone can use a refresher on how to find books in the library, we have a guide for that, too.

Finding Book Reviews

There are several ways to locate book reviews. Google can be your friend, here, especially if your book was recently published. Amazon also frequently publishes editorial reviews on an individual book's page, although note that these are often excerpts and not the full review. You can track down the full reviews, however, as long as you make note of the cited publication. Community reading sites, like Goodreads or The StoryGraph, primarily contain reader reviews, so make sure you're finding the appropriate kind of source for your work.

Here are some of the major publications containing YA book reviews, along with information on how to access content. While most sites have some content available for free, you might hit paywalls. Use the Academic Search Premier database (linked below) to access full text.  

Class Slides

If you want a refresher from our library research session, consult the slides below.

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If you have any questions about research, an assignment, or the library in general, please contact me. I look forward to working with you!
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