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EDCI 312 • Reading & Writing Methods: Historical Fiction

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


Definitions of Historical Fiction

Catalog Tips

Searching for Historical Fiction

Historical fiction will be cataloged as fiction and by historical era being covered by the book.

For example, Ground Zero, featured with the historical fiction titles on this page (see right), lists historical fiction as a subject.  It also includes additional subjects such as September 11 Terrorist Attacks 2001 Juvenile Fiction and Afghan War 2001 Juvenile Fiction.

What does it mean?

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

How? Start with the library catalog and conduct a keyword 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 historical 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 historical fiction.

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

Historical Fiction

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



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