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Children's Literature: Literary Theory

This is a guide for finding information related to children's literature.

Steps in research

  1. Start by looking up the literary theories in books listed in the middle column.
  2. Select the theory.
  3. Review the tutorial to see how to use the CATALOG to find books.  (See box below)
  4. Look for more books on the theory by using subject headings listed at bottom of this column.

Library of Congress Subject Headings Example

Useful books on literary theory

The following books are good places to start your research, as they have chapters on the literary theories.

Subject Guide

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Judy Nixon
HSSE Library 253
Stewart Center

English Literature Librarian