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Guide for Library Research on Graphic Novels and Manga
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.


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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!

DC Comics: 30 Essential Graphic Novels
Yalsa: Great Graphic Novels for Teens   

Want to know what stories won the "Oscars" of the Comic Book/Graphic Novel World?

The Eisner Awards FAQ
The Harvey Awards  


John Jay College Graphic Novel Club!

John Jay College has a Graphic Novels Club!

It meets every Tuesday during the Community Hour in room L2.84NB.


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