1. Have a general idea about what place and period you are researching.
2. Use the general resources in the box to the right to help narrow your topic. You may also consult the box containing examples of specific research topics.
3. Do a Subject Search in the King catalog using any of the subject headings listed in the Useful Subject Heading box. You may also wish to read through the Research Tips on the Theory & Criticism page.
4. Note the Call Numbers of useful titles. Other possible resources might be shelved in the same location.
5. Use the bibliographies of books and articles on your topic to help you identify additional sources. Do a Title Search in the King catalog to see if the library has the book / article.
6. If the King Library does not have your book / article, request it through Link+ or ILLiad. (See Tutorials linked on Theory & Criticism page).
7. Remain flexible as you narrow your topic. Use available resources to help you define your topic.
8. Remember: a specific topic is easier to research and develope than a general one.
Children's literature -- History and Criticism
Children's literature -- History and Criticism -- Bibliography
Children's literature -- History and Criticism -- Theory
Children's literature, American -- History and Criticism
Children's literature, British -- History and Criticism
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States
Young adult fiction, American -- History and Criticism
Young adult literature -- History and Criticism
Teenagers in literature
Historical research into children's and young adult literature may be approached in the same manner as research into the theory and criticism of the field. Below is a partial listing of resources on historical topics in children's literature. For search tips and sample topics, see the boxes to the left.