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WRTG 105 Comics & Culture (Mohn)

A sample of Comics Scholarship from the Library's eBook Collection

A Sample of Comics Scholarship from the Library's Print Collection

A Sample of Comics & Graphic Novels from the Library's Collection

Finding comics and graphic novels in UR libraries

The comics and graphic novels in our collection are not all housed in one location or even all in one building.  We have some in Rush Rhees stacks, some in the Art/Music library, some in Robbins Library, and some in Carlson Science Library - UR even has graphic novels over in Miner library at URMC.  Since materials in the library are organized by subject rather than by format, the best way to look for them is by title or author.

However, you can search DiscoverUR using "Library Catalog only" for graphic novels.  You can also browse comic books or manga this way.

Finding ebooks


Articles, Books & More searches many of the library's resources at once. This is a powerful, fast research tool!

Enter your keywords in the search box.

Search Faster

  • Search phrases using quotation marks
    • example:  "to be or not to be"
  • Combine words with AND, OR, and NOT in capital letters
    • example:  microcircuits OR nanocircuits
  • Substitute * for several possible letters
    • example:  child*     ...will find child, childhood, children, etc.
  • Complex searches may combine elements
    • example:  homeless AND (healthcare OR "health care") AND (adolescents OR teen*)

Tip:  When off-campus , you may be asked to log in with your NetID & password to access resources


Refining Search Results

Interlibrary Loan & Using Worldcat

If UR doesn't have the article or book you need, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that will deliver a copy to you. PDFs of articles usually arrive in two days or less!  If you have the citation of the item you wish to request, go to the ILL page: 
& log in with your NetID to request an item.  

From within any of the library any databases, click the Find@URbutton.  It will find the full text of your article online if it's available through the libraries. Or, it will search the library catalog for you to see if we have your article in print--or let you request it via Interlibrary Loan. 

Looking for books we don't have in the library?  Try searching WORLDCAT (either for a title or by keywords on your topic).  Click on the Find@URbutton to request a book through ILL. 

Still can't find what you're looking for?  Please contact me!