Since the dawn of time, humans have used art to tell stories. In the last twenty five years, a specific form of art-in-book-format has gained mainstream attention: The Graphic Novel. Schools and libraries have discovered a large demand for this material which has a wide range of uses both as entertainment and in a more formal, educational atmosphere. While the Lloyd Sealy Library, being a library that is focused on criminal justice, does not have a particularly large collection of graphic novels, we still understand that graphic novels are a topic that some classes would like to cover and need information on. This Libguide gives an introduction to graphic novels in general and to resources available from the library.
CUNY+, the online catalog of the City University Libraries, is the entry point to both the print and online books (and other materials) in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy Library, as well as in the libraries of the other CUNY colleges. Use the search box below for a quick keyword search, or click on the "Search CUNY+" link to search for a known author or title, or to do a guided search.
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Where can you find the Best of the Best in Graphic Novels if you don't know where to begin? Take a look at these links!
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