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Comics & Graphic Novels: Cartoon scholarship


Borrowing from Elsewhere

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Can't find what you're looking for at Wellesley?

Use WorldCat Discovery to search and request directly from libraries worldwide via Interlibrary Loan.

Questions? Interlibrary Loan Guide

Finding Books about Comics & Graphic Novels

Search the library catalog by...

Title to find a particular comic or graphic novel

Author for works by a specific creator

Subject for works about a creator, e.g. Schulz, Charles.

Use subject terms to find critical works:

Comic books, strips etc - History and criticism

Comic books, strips etc - United States - History and criticism

Graphic Novels - History and criticism

Find Articles about Comics & Graphic Novels

Scholarly journals devoted to comics & graphic novels:

Image & Narrative


International Journal of Comic Art


Research Databases

These databases are not comics-specific, but may have relevant articles.