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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Find Books by Subject

Check out our Children's and Young Adult Literature Collection lists in the Worldcat Local catalogue to find more lists of books by subject. Need more help? Contact the Information Desk or take a look at our Library Catalogue Search Tips.

Finding books

Use WorldCat (our library catalogue) to find books, journals, and other resources in both print or electronic format. Your search will cover most of McGill Library's collection of resources.

Use the "Format" box on the left-hand side of your results page to limit your results to eBooks and other online materials.

Book Ideas

Québec Reading Connection is a database from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur that contains information about children's and YA books. It can be searched by grade and topics. Entries include activity ideas as well as information of which Cross-Curricular Competences (CCC), Broad Areas of Learning (BAL), and Subject Areas form the Quebec Education Program the book can help explore or develop. Livres Ouverts is the French equivalent.

Search Tips

The Basic Search is the default search for the McGill Library WorldCat homepage.

To retrieve search results for a word with multiple endings, use the root with an asterix; for example, vote* will retrieve research related to vote, votes, and voting.

  • To search an exact phrase, use quotation marks; for example, "liberal party of canada".
  • To narrow a broad topic, use AND between keywords; for example, "elections" AND Canada.
  • To broaden a research topic, use OR to search for terms that denote similar concepts; for example, (voting OR elections AND Canada.

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