Writing for Children & Young Adults Resources

The following are resources useful to students of the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults.


JSTOR Language and Literature

JSTOR is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of scholarly content.

Access JSTOR

Library username and password required.

Project MUSE Humanities Collection

This is a collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities. This collection provides a highly relevant set of research journals for art schools, museums, performing arts organizations, film schools, and related institutions. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear humanities focus are added to the Humanities Collection.

Access Project MUSE

Library username and password required.

Reader's Advisory

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

Children's Literature reviewers read and critically review more than 5,000 books annually. Our mission is to help teachers, librarians, childcare providers and parents make appropriate literary choices for children.

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Writing Tools

Visual Thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus is "both an artistic exploration and a tool to explore, study, and analyze the structure of language." - Visual Thesaurus. "One can literally watch a word explode!" - VCFA Librarian

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Project MUSE

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

Visual Thesaurus

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