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Graphic Novels & Comics

This guide was originally created for students of English 218 studying Comics and the Graphics Novel in Professor Baraw's American Experience and Literature Course at Southern Connecticut State University.

Databases for finding articles

To find periodical/journal articles and critical essays on Graphic novels and their authors, try the following databases. The literature databases are listed first followed by multidisciplinary databases which also contain scholarly and ciritical information on authors and their works. Off-campus access to databases requires an SCSU username and passwordWhile many articles are available full text through the databases, some may be available only in print journals and some may not be available at all in Buley Library. Articles not available can be requested through Interlibrary loan.

 

Literary Reference Center

 

Gale Literature Resource Center

 

Literature Online

 

MLA International Bibliography

 

  JSTOR

 

 

 

 

 

  Art and Architecture Complete

More Databases

Additional databases for research on graphic novelists, comic strips, cartoonists, and their works:

Bibliography of the History of Art

 

Academic Search Premier

 

America: History and Life

 

OmniFile Full Text Select

 

Humanities International Complete

 

  Dissertations and Theses

 

Requesting Articles

If an article is not available full-text online or in print at Buley Library, you can request it through interlibrary loan. Enter your username and password to access the interlibrary loan forms. If you are a first time user of this service you will be prompted to fill out a form with your information. Once you do that select "Journal Articles" under New Request on the left hand side and fill out the details of your request. Then click submit. Most often the article will be emailed to you. If the article cannot be emailed it will be photocopied and mailed to you. You will be notified if a request cannot be fulfilled. 

There is no charge for interlibrary loan.

Where are Journals Shelved?

All print journals are shelved in alphabetical order by title on the ground floor in the Periodicals Room. Journals on microfilm or microfiche are shelved in the Microforms Area. Scanners are available on the ground floor and first floor. You can scan to print, to send to mail, or to save to a flash drive. Scanning is free but printing costs apply. For additional help see a librarian.