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The Case for Chick Lit in Academic Libraries
Collection Building (2008)
  • Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University

The purpose of this article is to prove that chick lit is a legitimate and important area of collection for academic libraries. This article presents a definition of chick lit with an overview of the origin and significance of the term itself, discusses chick lit’s impact on publishing, and its relationship to academia and women’s writing. The article concludes with guidelines on building a chick lit collection.

  • chick lit,
  • popular fiction,
  • women’s writing,
  • academia,
  • academic libraries
Publication Date
January 28, 2008
Publisher Statement
Collection Building is published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited in the United Kingdom (http ://
Citation Information
Stephanie Davis-Kahl. "The Case for Chick Lit in Academic Libraries" Collection Building Vol. 27 Iss. 1 (2008)
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