The Holman Library One Search searches across ALL of our databases, video, and book collections at once.
This can be helpful! It can also be overwhelming.
My search above found over 7,000 things, including books, articles, and videos.
See what others have written about specific YA books and authors, as well as topics and genres in YA literature.
Look for introductory overviews and background information to get a sense of how others view a book, an introduction to historical or cultural context, or for an overview of a genre.
Look for book reviews and news for a generally more introductory discussion of the book. You will see that some reviews are more substantial than others; look for reviews that say something interesting.
Look for more in depth discussions on Young Adult Literature in books.
Look for scholarly analysis of YA texts and YA literature in scholarly journals.
Look for articles about education and YA books.
Academic Encyclopedia articles and the Topic and Work Overviews in Gale Literature can provide a helpful introduction to concepts, contexts, authors, books, genres, etc.
Sample Search in Gale Literature of "young adult fiction" limited to Topic and Work Overviews. (Click on image to elnarge)
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Cast a broader search with the One Search to find print and digital books about YA books and themes.
Literary Criticism is analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of authors and their works of literature.
Literary "criticism" is not necessarily negative. "Criticism" means a thoughtful critique of an author's work or an author's style in order to better understand the meaning, symbolism or influences of a particular piece or a body of literature.
Literary critical analysis is written for a scholarly audience, as well as students and professionals.
Book reviews written for the general public may offer sustained analysis but are generally intended to recommend or not recommend texts.
Use databases on this page to find a range of perspectives on your literary texts and authors.
Tip: Limit to Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Journals when possible to limit to scholarship.
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using different kinds of texts in the classroom.
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