Locating Children’s Literature

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Using the Advanced Search Function

Notice that the catalog defaults to a basic Keyword search.

However, we want to access the Advanced Search

We will search for children’s literature on Japanese folklore.

Your Turn:

  • Click the Advanced Search link
  • Type in the keywords Japan AND folklore in the first search box
  • *Do not click Search just yet*

Limit your search

Limit your search to only those materials located in the UA Library’s Main Children’s Literature collection.

  • Scroll Down to find the Location box under Add Limits (Optional)
  • Use the scroll bar to select Child's Lit (Main Lib)
  • Click Search

Analyze your search results

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How many results did you find?


Analyze your search results

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Locate and click on The bee and the dream : a Japanese tale

You are now looking at the complete record for this book.


Analyze a book's record

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What Subject is listed on the record to lead you to additional information on this topic?

Analyze a book's record

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Skim the record for this book - does it include a summary of the book’s contents?

Analyze a book's record

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What is the call number for this book?

Analyze a book's record

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Scroll all the way up to the top right corner of the screen.

Click the Call Number Location Guide.

Analyze a book's record

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Most library materials are organized by call number, but some formats and collections are kept together. Always check the location in the catalog.

In this instance, we're locating for a book that's located in the Children's Literature Collection.

Scroll down and find Locating by collection.

Analyze a book's record

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If this book is located Children's Literature Collection, in which library and on what floor would you find the book? Use the Locating by collection section of the Call Number Location Guide.

Limit searches to the Children's Int'l. Lit. collection

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You can also limit to the Children's Int'l. Lit. (College of Ed.).

Doing this will only find books in the International Children's Literature Collection, which is located in the Education Building.

Limit searches to the Children's Int'l. Lit. collection

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Your Turn:

  • Use your browser's back arrow to return to the catalog
  • Click Modify Search (located above the keyword search box)
  • Under Location, select Child's Int'l Lit(Ed Bldg)
  • Click Search


Limit searches to the Children's Int'l. Lit. collection

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Select a title that looks interesting and view the record.

Books in the Children's International Literature Collection can not be checked out, but you can visit the collection.

For more information, see:

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