Selected Resources for Communication 222: Comic Books as Culture
Fall Semester 2010
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Library of Congress Classifications (a selected list)
PN 6700 - 6790 Comic books, strips, etc., including: PN 6710 - General works, including history PN 6712 - Moral and religious aspects PN 6720 - General collections PN 6725-6728 - United States PN 6735-6738 - Great Britain PN 6790 .J3 - Japan
Note: Although many comics are to be found in the PN 6700s, others exist throughout the library (e.g. Climate Changed, a graphic novel about climate change, shelved with books on science). Please see a librarian if you need help finding comics and graphic novels in other parts of the library.
- Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies
- Gravett, Paul. Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know. New York: Collins Design, 2005. [check availability in EZRA] â€” An excellent visual and textual guide to influential graphic novels and the works they influenced. A great way to get an overview of various graphic novel styles.
Locating Books in Library Catalogs
Comics Research Libraries
- Ohio State U - Cartoon Research Library [description] [library web page]
- Kent State U [description] [library web page]
- Bowling Green State U - Popular Culture Lib [description] [library web page]
- Michigan State U - Comic Art Collection [description] [library web page]
- Indiana U - Michael E. Uslan Collection [description] [library web page]