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Graphic Narratives and Novels: Journals, Magazines and Newspaper Articles

A library research guide designed to support ENG 4 (Admassu) and the research and study of the graphic narrative genre, including graphic novels.

Login Instructions

If you are using any of the library's online databases from off-campus, you will need to log in.

Username: Your W Number*

Password: First 2 letters of first name, first 2 letters of last name, and last 4 digits of W# (i.e. jado6789)

* Don't know your W#, look it up in Class-Web.

Library Research Databases

To find articles published in journals, magazines, newspapers or other periodicals, you will need to use the library's online databases. 

In the following databases, you are likely to find relevant information on topics related to graphic narratives and novels:


Biography in Context


Literature Criticism:

Blooms Literary Reference Online

Literature Resource Center


Controversial Issues:

Opposing Viewpoints



Communications & Mass Media Complete


General Reference Information:

Academic Search Complete

Credo Reference


*Additional databases can be found on the LPC Library website:

Databases Listed by Subject

Databases Listed- A to Z

Sample Search Terms

Searching Tips:

*Use quotation marks around phrases:

example: "graphic novel"

*Use connecting (boolean) words such as "and", "or" to connect multiple terms or phrases:

example #1: "graphic novel" and elements 

example #2: 'graphic novel" and (elements or art)