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Genre (Category) Searching in the UA Libraries Catalog
Start out by following this shortcut to the genre / category search in the UA Libraries Catalog:
Enter in the genre that you're interested in. The term you enter must be an established genre in the catalog:
Bildungsromans (coming of age)
Comics graphic works
Detective and mystery fiction
From the search results listing, select the "Limit / Sort Search" button
Use the drop-down menu to select "Words in the Subject"
Locating Multicultural Literature
There are currently no genre headings to easily locate multicultural children's literature. The best approach is to perform a keyword search that identifies the group or culture you are interested in and either limit your results to the children's literature collection or add the additional phrase "AND Juvenile Literature" or "AND Juvenile Fiction" to your search strategy. Remember to truncate your terms to locate plural endings.
Here are some ideas to try:
Jew* or Judaism
Here is a sample search strategy:
african american* AND (juvenile literature OR juvenile fiction)
Use this tool to discover specific children's picture book titles featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC). Then perform a search in the UAL Catalog to locate copies to be checked out.