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Graphic Novels: Home

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

Welcome

Welcome to the library's guide to Graphic Novels. Please use the information on this page to find resources about graphic novels and use the tabs above to find descriptions of the graphic novels in our collection.

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Why Use the Library's Resources?

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Using Crediable Resources

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Why seek information and resources from other libraries?

While the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library offers a wide variety of resources to suit your research needs, we also understand that students may also need resources that are difficult to provide remotely.

This guide will also help you locate libraries near you that can supplement the extensive resources already provided to you by the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library. 

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and eBooks resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use these resources to find general information in databases like Credo Reference or Gale Virtual Reference. 

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

 

Don't leave your research until the last minute. Use the Assignment Scheduler to organize and plan your research assignment.

Plan and Stay on Task

Research Process

The Research Process: Graphic Novels

Here are some points to consider when developing your paper on graphic novels:

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject.  For graphic novels you should search by a specific author/title or keywords. Suggested terms may include:
    • graphic novel
    • comics
    • alternate history
    • manga
    • superhero
    • science fiction
  • Search subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

Movies

Joining the cinematic ranks of young superheroes is The New Mutants, adapted from the comic series of the same name. Locked away in a secret facility, but desperate to fight their way to freedom, the young cast includes recognizable names like Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things). With YA roots courtesy of Josh Boone, who directed the adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, The New Mutants also walks a fine line between sci-fi and horror. It was originally meant to release April 2018, but was pushed back at the last minute by more than a year to allow for reshoots, and has just kept getting delayed. Disney had the film dated for April 2020, but then Coronavirus knocked it into limbo.