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UMass Amherst Libraries

Comparative Literature: The Graphic Novel

This is the library guide for CompLit 393E.

Doing academic research

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The links below lead to PowerPoint presentations on searching the catalog, an explanation of what a "refereed" or 'scholarly" article is, using WorldCat, etc.

PowerPoint presentations will take a few seconds to load--they will open as slide shows.

When the presentation is over, hit the "Escape" key to return to the LibGuide page.


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Welcome to the library course guide page for Comparative Literature 393E: Will Eisner & His Impact


This guide is intended to help you in your class work. This course is multi-disciplinary, and encompasses many different types of academic and popular discourse.

In the database pages, I have suggested both general and art-specific databases which may have articles relating to your research. It is not, of course, exhaustive.

The best way of getting to databases in any specific discipline is to use the Research Databases Guide.

If you'd like an individual research consultation on your paper topic, please contact me and we'll set up a time to meet.

If you've reviewed all the presentations in the left column on doing research, I drive home a few key points here.