Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers (all periodicals) are sources for information on young adult literature and recent studies concerning YA. These can be found by accessing the subscription library databases. You can also search the online availability of a particular periodical--such as VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates (pictured).
You can find a varied selection of print and online books on young adult literature by typing in keywords about your topic in Central Search. Books can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic--like Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content Since 1969 (pictured). Reference books in particular include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, quick historical and biographical sketches. Add the word 'reference' to your search to find them.
The internet can provide a wealth of good information, especially from government sources and professional organizations. Always be sure to evaluate what you find on the internet for quality and accuracy. If you're not sure how to evaluate your sources this way, don't be afraid to ask a librarian! Check out the "Contact..." box to the left to e-mail, chat online, or text us.