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The books in the library are arranged by topic using Call Numbers. Here are some areas to explore:

NC 1300-1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.
PN 6700-6790 Comic books, strips, etc. [GRAPHIC NOVELS]


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Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels - Thousands of original underground comics that you can read online, as well as articles, interviews and reviews from The Comics Journal.

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Oxford Art Online - A good place to start your research. OAO is made up of reference sources such as the Grove Dictionary of Art and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. It provides biographies, entries on movements, art forms, media and more. Use their Bibliographies to jumpstart your research.

Art Source - Full text articles and citations back to 1929. This is perhaps our best e-resource for modern art - for the classics and the cutting edge.

JStor - Composed of full text articles from academic journals otherwise unavailable, JStor is invaluable for rigorous research.

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Academic Onefile - Our largest database, with full text access to 12,000 magazines and journals on a vast array of subjects.

Academic Search Complete - With full text access to over 9,100 magazines and journals in a broad range of topics.

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Comics Magazines

Comic Art
Location: Periodical stacks

Comic Book Artist
Location: Periodicals Stacks

The Comics Interpreter.
Location: Periodical stacks

Comics Journal.
Location: Periodical stacks
Online: Underground & Independent Comics

Location: Periodicals Stacks

Hogan’s Alley.
Location: Periodicals Stacks

International Journal of Comic Art.
Location: Periodicals Stacks

Journal of graphic novels & comics.
Location: Periodical stacks

Strapazin : Comic-Art Magazin.
Location: Periodical stacks

Wizard: the guide to comics.
Location: Periodicals Stacks


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