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Graphic Novels, Graphic Narratives, Comic Books Research Guide: Research Tools

The Libraries' Graphic Novel and Comics Collection

The libraries' collect both graphic novels and comic books themselves, as well as commentary, criticism and history of the genres as well. To search for materials in the Kent State Libraries' Graphic Novels and Comics Collection, use the KentLINK catalog.  The following is a pre-built search for materials with a related subject heading:

KentLINK items with a subject heading related to Graphic Novels or Comic Books


Recommended Research Databases

The following research databases are a good place to start for information and criticism of graphic novel and comics.


Special Collections and Archives

Kent State Libraries Special Collections and Archives houeses the following special collections related to comics and graphic novels:


The following are websites for organizations focusing on materials in the graphic format.