Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Databases provide an inventory of materials from a wide variety of resources. Using databases you can find references, portions, or full-text versions of peer-reviewed articles, scholarly journals, chapters, e-books, and more. Use the databases below to identify the most current thought and analysis of your topic.
- Academic Search Ultimate
- Alternative Press Index
- American History and Life
- Book Review Digest Plus
- Gale Literary Resource Center
- Literature Online
- Project Muse
- Recommended: "Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society"
- Proquest Ebook Central
- Taylor and Francis Online
- Recommended: "Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics"
This short list is by no means exhaustive. You may find additional information in many of our other databases. Peruse what we have to offer on the library's Database page.
In addition to the subscription databases provided by the library, there are fantastic open access, web-based journals talking about comics.
- The Comics Journal - perhaps the best-known journals treating comic books.
- The Comics Grid: another journal presenting an academic approach to comic books and graphic novels.
- Anime and Manga Studies: a site dedicated to the scholarly treatment of Asian comics, Anime and Manga.
- ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies