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Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels: Finding Comics

Resources and information about graphic novels and comics in the library's collection.

Searching FoxHunt for Comics

To find all the graphic novels and comics at Marist, search for "graphic novels" or "comics (graphic works)" using the limiter in the genre. Then click on the left-side facet to Limit to items In the Library. This will retrieve all the comics in all library locations. You can also search for "manga" or other comics genres (like "biographical comics") in the same way, to get the subset of graphic novels at Marist that are in those genres. See the sidebar for more suggested comics genre terms to search.

FoxHunt Search for Comics at Marist


Searching FoxHunt for Books and Articles About Comics

To find books about graphic novels and comics, try searching for terms like "Comic books, strips, etc." or "Graphic novels" using the limiter in the subject. Other searches can include specific authors or titles of interest. See the sidebar for some suggested searches.

FoxHunt Search for Books About Comics


You can also do a Browse Search by Subject, using "Comic books, strips, etc." or "Graphic novels" or any of the sidebar search suggestions. This will allow you to scan books and ebooks in the library collection with subjects starting with these words. Note: This search won't retrieve articles.

Browse Search for Books About Comics

Search FoxHunt for Comics

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Search the Library databases and the catalog

Suggested Subject and Genre Searches:

Some suggested subject searches (search for more subjects in the Library of Congress Subject Headings database here):

  • Authors' names like: Miller, Frank; Bechdel, Alison
  • Characters like: Batman; Black Canary
  • Titles like: Fun Home; Watchmen
  • Cartooning
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists -- Biography
  • Types of cartoonists like: Editorial cartoonists; Lesbian cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Periodicals
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Religious aspects
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Political aspects
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Psychological aspects
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States [or other country]
  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Comic book covers
  • Comic book fans
  • Comic books and children
  • Comic strip characters
  • Comic strip characters in motion pictures
  • Fotonovelas
  • Graphic novels
  • Graphic novels -- Authorship
  • Graphic novels -- History and criticism
  • Graphic novels -- Study and teaching
  • Graphic novels -- United States [or other country]
  • Motion pictures and comic books
  • Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Comics
  • Superhero films -- History and criticism
  • Types of comics like: Social issue comic books, strips, etc.; Biographical comic books, strips, etc.
  • Underground comic books, strips, etc.
  • Webcomics

Some suggested genre searches (search for more in the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms database here):

  • Biographical comics
  • Comics (Graphic works)
  • Coming-of-age comics
  • Fantasy comics
  • Graphic medicine (Comics)
  • Graphic novels
  • Gay comics
  • Lesbian comics
  • Manga
  • Nonfiction comics
  • Political comics
  • Social issue comics
  • Superhero comics
  • Transgender comics
  • Underground comics
  • Webcomics