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

Pooja Bambha-Arora

About this guide

This guide will help you find children's and young adult books for your assignments in EDUC 206. The APA Citation tab will assist you to properly cite your sources.

If you need help with library search tools and resources, just click on the Research Help tab. For other questions about your assignments, consult with your professor.

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)


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."


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