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Comics and Graphic Novels: Background sources

Sources for and about


Finding Comics and Graphic Novels

1. Search for the following SUBJECTS in OBIS:

 graphic novels
 comic books

2. To narrow by a topic seach OBIS by KEYWORD ("graphic novels" or comic) and [your topic here]. 
(Use quotes to search for phrases) 

native americans and ("graphic novels" or comic)


Comic book series

Visit the publisher websites for lists of comics in a series. 
For example, Marvel has a list of all the Black Panther comics from the beginning. 


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