This guide outlines basic research strategies for Children's Literature. Use this guide in order to learn how tousing the library website.
Sample research question:
Consider the role of the friendship in Anne of Green Gables. What is the relationship between Anne's friendships and her imaginative world?
When presented with a research question, identify the key concept (or concepts) outlined in the question. For instance,and are both important components of the sample research question.
Once you have identified topics for further investigation,, paying special attention to lines and passages that relate to your research question.
After you gain a thorough understanding of the text, consult secondary research sources, including, and , in order to gather contextual information and to gain an understanding of how literary scholars have treated the text.
Use reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) in order to find background information about a text or author. Go to the library website and use the reference tab in order to find online or print reference sources .
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Literature Criticism Online
Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
RACER is an online Interlibrary Loan system used to search for material and place requests. To access RACER you must have an account. To create your account, you need to register. If you have already registered, simply login. Please keep in mind that your University ID number is used as your login and your password is created by you.