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A bibliometric approach was used to investigate the status of AIDS publications for young people. The population consisted of all books, fiction and non-fiction, dealing with AIDS and cited since 1981 in "Books in Print." The DIALOG on-line version of "Books in Print" was used to obtain yearly publication numbers for both juvenile AIDS books and adult AIDS books. The numbers were analyzed to determine if the growth of juvenile AIDS books was keeping pace with that of adult AIDS books and also with the growth of juvenile AIDS cases reported in the United States. Findings indicated that the number of AIDS books for young people was growing at a rate comparable to that of adult Al DS books. Findings also indicated that the juvenile percentage share of AIDS books compares well to the current juvenile percentage share of reported AIDS cases.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Barbara Safford


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