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Graphic Novels and Comics: Reference Sources

A guide for students and researchers interested in comics and graphic novels

Reference to the rescue!

Why Reference?

Reference materials are excellent resources for providing an overview of the subject you are researching.  They will provide well-known facts on literary authors and their works; historical and political events that may have impacted their work; the society and culture in which they lived and worked and/or may have based their work upon; and the impact of their work on future generations.  They are trustworthy and reliable, giving you the correct information you will need for your research papers and presentations. 

Electronic Encyclopedias via NYU

Encyclopedias and General Reference Works

This is just a brief selection of the general and specialized encyclopedias and bibliographies related to Graphic Novels and Comics available in the Reference Center or the circulating stacks.