Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Obesity in Young Adult Literature: An annotated bibliography was compiled in order to augment health and home economics curriculum units on anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and obesity. The literature review revealed the prominence of eating disorders among the teenage population, and underscored the importance of educating adolescents about the dangers inherent in being a victim of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or obesity. The books were identified by using selection tools and the card catalogs in two specified library collections. A total of 50 books are included. They are divided into three categories: 27 fiction books published between 1976 and 1986, 11 fiction books published prior to 1976, and 12 nonfiction books published between 1976 and 1986. Only the fiction books published between 1976 and 1986 were analyzed for testing of the hypotheses. Six of the seven hypotheses were accepted. Each annotation includes a complete bibliographic citation, as well as a plot summary, character descriptions, information relevant to the eating disorder, and a suggested grade level.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Leah Hiland


If you are the rightful copyright holder of this graduate research paper and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit an email request to Include your name and clearly identify the thesis by full title and author as shown on the work.

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (71 pages)



File Format