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This guide lists key sources of information for English Language and Literature that are available for Kwantlen users. Click on the tabs for different types of sources and useful research tips.

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  • Keywords for Children's Literature - original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature.
  • Glossary of Literary Terms
  • History of Children's Lit is the Morals and Make-Believe podcast. "A [scholarly] podcast series documenting the socialising and moralising effects of British children's literature for over 200 years." Highly recommended for students who have not taken ENGL2430. Episode 5, in particular, is recommended for all students. 
  • Encyclopedia of Fantasy 
  • CREDO Reference - Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles



Course Articles

Mary Poppins sources:

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

American Fantasy

Research on Tuck Everlasting

Fantasy Maps

Contemporary Fantasy

Harry Potter sources

Selected Websites






Browse selected Picture Books in the Library Catalogue.


  • YA Literature - books in the Library Catalogue. All juvenile books are in the Surrey campus in the following call number range: PZ 7.
  • Here is a comprehensive list of Juvenile Fiction in the Library (print and online books).