Answered By: Heather Beirne Last Updated: Oct 10, 2016 Views: 45
Children's and young adult biographies are intermingled with the youth nonfiction section (call numbers beginning with Y#) in the Learning Resources Center. Unfortunately, there is no longer a youth biography (YB) section in the LRC.
1. In order to find a biography which is appropriate for children or young adults, it is recommended that you try searching for a person or related topic of interest in the library catalog at library.eku.edu (such as Abraham Lincoln, below, or Civil War, for example):
2. Then, on the lefthand side of your search results, be sure to select Learning Resources Center as your limiter:
3. Then, in your search, look for nonfiction books (be aware that there may be fictionalized semi-biographical treatments of your person or topic which don't quite qualify as nonfiction or biography). All biographies will be found in the Youth Nonfiction (Y# call numbers). You can largely ignore any call numbers that start with YE or YF when looking for biographies. For example, this is a youth biography:
These are not (note that the second one below has a Y# call number. However, it is an illustrated copy of the Gettysburg Address, not a book about Lincoln himself. You will have to think critically about what you know about biographies.:
If you are not sure if something counts as a biography, you can always check out the book's record under Description to see if "Biography" is listed among the subjects:
If you are just not sure what kind of biography you are interested in searching for, you can try a keyword search for biography and limit to Learning Resources Center.
If you are having trouble finding what you need, please don't hesitate to contact your Education Librarians, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.