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Sequential Arts

Research Guide for Sequential Arts

How to find print resources in Decker Library

How to Find Books in the Decker Library Catalog:

Use Keywords:

  • Graphic novels

  • Comic books, strips, etc.

  • Cartoonists

  • Graphic arts

  • Cartooning

  • Underground comic books, strips, etc.

  • Caricatures and Cartoons

  • Stories without words

  • Wit and humor, pictorial

  • Illustrated books

  • Comic books, strips, etc.

  • Graphic Novels

  • Animated films

  • Manga

  • Zines

  • Fanzines

Call Numbers:

  • PN6700-6790
  • PN6725-6728
  • NC1300-1766
  • PN1997.5 (Animated Films)
  • TR897.5 (Animation cinematography)

Understanind Comics Cover

Zines are non-circulating and are located at the top of the library's stairs.  Their call numbers are just ZINES. There are more student and alum zines in the MICA Archives, Decker Library's special collections. You are welcome to browse the zines at the top of the stairs. For works in the archives, please ask at the Access Services desk to assistance in viewing those materials.

Finding Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels usually are fiction but there are some that are non-fiction. A majority of graphic novels are found in the PN section. Some maybe under their "subject". For example, if someone was writing about their personal illness, the book could be in R. 

You may select Graphic Novels from the drop down menu to easily locate a majority of the materials.

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You may click on the search button once selected to bring up all the graphic novels and order them by year or do a search within the search limit.

graphic novels search 

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