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EDCI 312 • Reading & Writing Methods: Fantasy

Resources and information for Professor Miller's EDCI 312 adolescent literature course.


Fantasy Literature definitions

Catalog Tips

Searching for Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction may be cataloged as fantasy fiction, magic juvenile fiction, and potentially by audience (young adult or juvenile), topic, or location of the story.

For example, A Wolf for a Spell, featured with fantasy titles on this page (see right), lists Fantasy Fiction and Animal Fiction as genres.  It also includes subjects such as Magic Juvenile Fiction and Baba Yaga (Legendary Character) Juvenile Fiction.

What does it mean?

When looking for fantasy fiction, begin with a keyword or subject search.

How? Start with the library catalog and conduct a keyword or subject search.

(1) Enter your topic,

(2) Limit the location option to MAIN Juvenile, then

(3) Submit the search & review your results.

Evaluate your selection

Use the catalog record to help evaluate search results.

(1) Additional subject terms may include magic juvenile fiction, juvenile fiction, or young adult fiction.

(2) Use Content Café, click on the book cover image, to view additional information about the title.

(3) Click on catalog subject headings and/or genres to explore similar items.

(4) Read a chapter or passage in the book to determine if it meets the criteria for literary nonfiction.

About subject terms

Subject terms will lead to other titles with similar topics / subjects / content. However, there is no guarantee it will be the same - or even similar - genre. Think critically about the results generated by expanding your search and exploring subjects.

Books from the Catalog

Fantasy & Speculative Fiction

Explore a few of the classic and recent additions to the juvenile collection. All titles circulate.



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