Books & eBooks
Scholarly books contain in-depth information and can cover a topic more thoroughly than articles.
See the tips on finding books in our catalog, and see also the list of suggested titles.
How to Find Books in the Catalog
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Note for Distance Learners
If you are on a satellite campus or taking classes online, you have the same access to library resources as students on the Alva campus. That includes books in our print collection, which we can deliver by mail or courier. See the Interlibrary Loan page for details:
- Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Department can order books from other libraries or ship our books to other locations.
The following is a sampling of titles from our catalog.
- Critical Approaches to Young Adult Literature byCall Number: 809.89282 L354c4ISBN: 9781555705640Publication Date:
Critical Approaches to Young Adult Literature is for librarians in school and public libraries (plus their colleagues across the curriculum) who strive for collections and programming that elicit thoughtful responses and build higher-level literacy skills across grades 6–12.
- Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9789462093980Publication Date:
Young-adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
- Rationales for Teaching Young Adult Literature byCall Number: 809.89283 R189ISBN: 9781893056046Publication Date:
Teachers of English literature evaluate 22 young adult novels, exploring intended audience, relationship to the curriculum, potential impact on students, treatment of controversial subjects, and alternative and related works.
- Young Adult Literature byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9780838914762Publication Date:
Cart’s up-to-date coverage makes this the perfect resource for YA librarians who want to sharpen their readers’ advisory skills, educators and teachers who work with young people, and anyone else who wants to understand where YA lit has been and where it’s heading.
- Young Adult Literature and Culture byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781443804936Publication Date:
This book offers a multifaceted approach to the world of young adults, everything from Ray Schrock’s use of Walter Dean Myers’ sports stories to discuss race relations and cultural politics to Joyce Litton’s analysis of the highly popular Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Quartet.
- Young Adult Poetry byCall Number: eBookISBN: 9781429476379Publication Date:
This resource features an annotated bibliography of 198 poetry volumes and a thematic guide to over 6,000 individual poems. Works span the reading levels from sixth to twelfth grade and range in style.