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W101: Philosophy Through Comics: Finding Comics

Professor Sam Cowling

Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings for Comics and Graphic Novels

You can use the following list of LC headings to perform subject-based queries for examples of and books about comics and related topics in all library catalogs.  Results will include both primary and secondary sources. 

  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Graphic novels
  • Manga
  • Zines
  • Fanzines

You can also search for specific characters and creators as subjects (e.g., "Black Panther" or "Moore, Alan"). 


Tips for Searching

Browse subject headings:


To find books by artist, search for that artist as author.
Tips for searching, showing how to search by author


To see many of our comics and graphic novels, browse the stacks with 
call number ranges:
NC1300 - NC1766 Pictorial humor, caricature, etc. 
PN6700 - PN6790 Comic books, strips, etc. 


Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the borrowing and lending of books, articles, and other materials between libraries. If Denison (DEN), CONSORT, or OhioLINK does not have the material you need, ILL will try to obtain it for you from another library. Keep in mind that it can take anywhere from one day to two weeks to fill your ILL request.

Once the request is fulfilled, you'll receive an email letting you know your item is ready to be picked up from the Circulation Desk (physical items) or an email including the item itself (digital items).

Click here to start your ILL request. 

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