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Graphic Novels and Comics

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

General databases

General databases contain content from a variety of subject areas and publication types.  This will allow you to look at your research from a wide perspective.  Be sure to use the search refinements each database may offer including: date, document type, and source type.

Literature Specific databases

Unlike the general databases, subject-specific databases generally focus solely on journal articles as a publication type and do not have a broad, multidisciplinary approach.  This brief list contains links to a few of the core databases for literature-based research.  For deeper literature-based research, visit the subject guides or contact the subject librarian.

Subject Specific databases

In addition to looking at graphic novels and comics from a literary perspective, it is helpful to broaden your perspective and venture into other disciplines.  

Here is a brief list of databases that may enhance your research:

Other Sources for Literary Criticism