Take a look at a few reference articles linked below from some of the library's reference databases. As you explore these resources and read about your topic, you can:
identify subtopics, specific issues, main ideas, or key concepts
identify important terminology, keywords, or phrases
identify important/relevant people or organizations
Early Childhood Literacy
Fairytales, Nursery Rhymes, and Children's Literature
History of Childhood
Search for additional background articles in these reference databases.
While you read through the articles, you will want to take note of specific issues and important terminology or keywords. Keywords will be your *key* to relevant search results when you begin searching for sources.