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Child and Youth Care


Library Search

Boolean operators: AND, OR and NOT

When searching in the MacEwan Library catalogue use the boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to connect your search terms.  For example, search child AND youth to narrow your search, or child OR youth to broaden your search. 

Books for Children

The following PDF document is a selected list of MacEwan Library children's books (including image of front covers) which are organized in themes. Search tips and subject terms are included.

Finding Children's Books

Tried and true method:

  • Go to Find Resources, click on Other Catalogues
  • In NEOS Catalog search for your topic/term
    • Examples: 
      • divorce
      • Indigenous
      • dogs
  • Go to advanced search. Type your topic in again.
  • Under Location, choose Juvenile Collection
  • Under Library, choose MacEwan University

Quick method:

  • Use the Library Search box.
  • Search for: topic juvenile
    • Example:
      • divorce juvenile
      • dogs juvenile
      • jumping juvenile
  • Limit Locations to John L. Haar Library.
  • If it says Juvenile Collection after the call number, then it's a picture book.

Advanced method:

  • Use the Library Search box.
  • Search for: topic AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
    • Examples:
      • divorce AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
      • dogs AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
      • jumping AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
  • Limit Locations to John L. Haar Library

The Children's Collection is located on the third floor of the library, in the alcove at the top of the 6th street building stairs.

If you know the title of the book you are looking for, search for it by title using the Library Search box. You can also search Google or Amazon for topic lists. 

You can also register for an L-Pass and use the Edmonton Public Library! Search for titles at

This work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For exceptions, see the Library Copyright Statement.