The Fisher Curriculum collection includes most children's and young adult literature held by the Library. The collection is located on Level 5 of Fisher Library. You can browse in person, or limit your keyword search to this collection in the Library Catalogue. The collection includes fiction popular and literary, poetry, non-fiction, picture books and a growing collection of graphic and manga books and novels. Big books are also available and these are located with posters. Both the Fisher and the Curriculum collection will also include many books that critically evaluate and discuss the books and authors you are researching.
You can browse the collection by the following call numbers ...
813.5 US authors of the twentieth century
813.6 US authors who started writing in the twenty-first century
823.9 Australian and British authors of the twentieth century (Australian authors have the prefix A before the call number and are filed separately)
823.92 Australian and British authors of the twenty-first century
821.08 Poetry (anthologies available at this location in Fisher Curriculum)
You can also search and browse the Library catalogue subject headings which specifically identify children's and young adult literature. Some useful subject headings include:
You can use the catalogue's or options, to limit subjects to a specific collection or limit by publication date range.
Sample search 1:
Search by keyword for your topic e.g romance "young adult fiction"
click on the modify option to limit by location curriculum and date range 2013-2018
Sample search 2:
Search by subject: Children's stories click on the limit/sort options to further limit your search by keywordand/or location curriculum
Sample search 3:
Use the MyLists function in the Library Catalogue to create a list of your favourite books and authors!
The following Library Databases index the literature in education, search the following databases by keyword to find academic journal articles, book reviews, chapters from books and more....
See below, some of the guides to children's literature in the Fisher and Curriculum collections:
The Library collection includes journals that discuss, review and analyse children's and young adult literature. You can browse the issues and search for articles within the titles most of the following online titles.
Consult the Library catalogue to find teaching and learning resources for your students such as graphic novels, audiovisual materials such as DVDs, books and guides to criticism and interpretation.
The Library Databases (see box in column on left) will lead you to journal articles, magazine articles, books on your genre or author.