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Refernce Area

Finding Information About Your Author

 

Something About the Author Series

Location: Malpass Library, REF PN497.S66

  • Locate the last volume (Volume #26) and use the index in the back to search for your author’s last name.  If your author is in the index, you will see a volume number and page number(s). 

For Example:

The entry will look like this:

Gibbons, Gail 12: 71-82

What does this mean?  Find Volume 12 and turn to pages 71-82 for information about Gail Gibbons.

 


 

Authors and Artists for Young Adults

Location: Malpass Library, REF PN453.A95

  • Locate the last volume (#83), and use the index in the back to search for your author’s/illustrator’s last name.  If your author/illustrator is in the index, you will see a volume number(s). 

 

For Example:

The entry will look like this:

Vonnegut, Kurt 6, 44

What does this mean?  Information about Kurt Vonnegut will be available in Volumes 6 and 44.  Volume 44 will have the most current information.  Look for Vonnegut, Kurt alphabetically.

 


 

Something About the Author

Location: Malpass Library, REF PN 451.S6

  • Locate the volume #231 and use the index in the back to search for your author’s last name.  If your author is in the index, you will see a volume number. 

For Example:

The entry will look like this:

Gibbons, Gail 160

Earlier sketch in 23,72,104, 160

What does this mean?  For the latest version, find Volume 160 and look for Gibbons, Gail alphabetically.  Earlier versions are found in volumes 23, 72, and 104.


There are also resources available in the Curriculum Library on the Reserve:

  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature  Location: CURRLIB. REF. 028 C967ce
  • Meet the Authors  Location: CURRLIB. 808 K88ax

     There are many other options both on reserve and on the shelf available to check out.  For assistance finding any of this material please let the staff of the Curriculum Library assist you.