There are many definitions of graphic novels available and arguments have been be made for calling them comic books, art forms, genre, format, and illustrative storytelling forms. Below are a few definitions from IRC reference books:
One way to locate books on a specific subject area is to utilize Library of Congress subject headings. Listed below are eleven LC subject headings and samples of pertinent subject headings used for Graphic Novels and a sampling of subject headings offered for Comic Books, Strips, etc.
|Graphic Novels||Comic Books, Strips, Etc.|
|Graphic Novels||Comic Books, Strips, etc.|
|Graphic Novels Bibliography||Comic Strip Characters|
|Graphic Novels Dictionaries||Fantasy Comic Books, Strips, etc.|
|Graphic Novels History & Criticism||Science Fiction Comic Books, Strips|
|Graphic Novels Hist & Crit Periodicals||Comic Strip Characters Mot. Pictures|
|Graphic Novels Korea||Comic Books Strips Etc Hist & Criticism|
|Graphic Novels Libraries Spec Collect||Comic Books Strips Etc In Education|
|Graphic Novels Study & Teaching U.S.||Comic Books Strips Etc United States|
|Graphic Novels United States||Comic Books Strips US Hist & Criticism|
Looking for a specific title? Interested in particular topic? Search the catalog.
Ashland University Library Catalog
A Keyword catalog search will return juvenile graphic novels, AU circulating graphic novels, AU circulating books about graphic novels, and reference books on the topic of graphic novels.
Not finding what you need in our library's Graphic Novel collection? Search for holdings in the OhioLINK catalog using the same beginning search strategy.
Diane L. Schrecker, MLIS
Instructional Resource Center
Ashland University Library
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Ashland, OH 44805
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