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Graphic Novels: Finding Comics & Novels

This guide provides resources that compliment instruction in sequential storytelling of the contemporary graphic novel.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

All call numbers begin with one or two letters - the key is to learn which letters correspond with areas you are interested in exploring:

NC730-758 Technique 

NC845-915 Graphic art materials

NC950-(996) Illustration

NC1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

NC1800-1850 Posters

Searching the Catalog

Library of Congress Subject Headings

COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- [country or region name]
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- DICTIONARIES
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- HISTORY AND CRITICISM
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- PERIODICALS
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- POLITICAL ASPECTS
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- RELIGIOUS ASPECTS
COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC -- SOCIAL ASPECTS

COMIC BOOK COVERS
COMIC BOOK FANS
COMIC BOOKS AND CHILDREN
COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

GRAPHIC NOVELS
GRAPHIC NOVELS--[country name]
GRAPHIC NOVELS--HISTORY AND CRITICISM


AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
EROTIC COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
FANTASY COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
FOTONOVELAS
HISPANIC AMERICANS --COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
HORROR COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
NEWSPAPERS--SECTIONS, COLUMNS, ETC.--COMICS
ROMANCE COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
SCIENCE FICTION COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
SEX--COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
SUSPENSE COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
UNDERGROUND COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, ETC.
WEBCOMICS

CARTOONING
CARTOONISTS
JEWISH CARTOONISTS
POLITICAL CARTOONISTS
WOMEN CARTOONISTS

Subject heading searches may also be used to find critical work on individual authors, cartoonists, characters, or publishers e.g.:

MOORE ALAN
SCHULZ CHARLES M
WONDER WOMAN (FICTITIOUS CHARACTER)
MARVEL COMICS GROUP

Books on Comic Techniques

Regarded as the First Graphic Novel

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Youtube: Future of Comics: The Women of DC. DC Entertainment: Published on Nov 20, 2014

Databases

Britannica Academic

Credo

Project Muse

JSTOR

ARTstor

Literature Resource Center

MLA International Bibliography

ProQuest Arts & Humanities

Wiley Online Library

Youtube:Top 10 Graphic Novel Movie Adaptations:Published on Oct. 6, 2014