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MAN EDUC 206: Cultural Images in Materials for Children and Adolescents

Pooja Bambha-Arora

Search Tips

Tips for locating children's and young adult books which depict various cultures/ethnicities:

a) try an Advanced Search in Search@UW

b) search the Subject field like this:  "young adult" OR juvenile   (quotations and word OR just as shown)

AND

c) search the Subject field in another row with the word or words for the culture/ethnicity you're interested in

d) after getting search results, set your Filters on the left side (Refine My Results):

        i) limit to Resource Type > Books

       ii) select a Genre option if you wish

Here is a sample search on the topic "Native American," limited to Books, and Genre: Juvenile Literature  (you can use this search and change your topic and filters as you wish)

For more efficient searching:

Quotation marks around a phrase will insure the keywords are searched as a phrase, e.g. "indians of north america."

An asterisk expands a search term to include all forms of word, e.g., teach* = teacher, teaching, teachable, etc.

Book Reviews or Recommendations

You could also search this database for book recommendations, then look for the book title in Search@UW to see if it is available to borrow.

Search@UW - Search Books, Articles and More

Books at Our Campus & Others

  1. To just find Manitowoc or Sheboygan Campus books, use the Library option in the left column after doing a search. Click "_Manitowoc Library." (or Sheboygan Library)
    • Write down the Call Number and/or ask library staff for assistance finding the book on the shelf.
  2. OR: Click on "Get It" to order a book from a different library.
    • Click "Sign in," and enter your campus username and password
    • Select “UWGB Libraries Request” if available. If not, click “UW Request.”
    • Make sure the desired Pickup Location is filled-in, then click "Send Request."

Bibliographies

Here is a Search@UW results list of books which list or discuss multicultural books for children and young adults.