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Pulp Magazines in the BPCL: Finding Pulps

Catalog Searches

These are basic searches for comics:

Searching the Catalogs for Books

To find books, you can search the three main catalogs:

  • BGSU Libraries Catalog -- contains books, magazines and journals, videos, music, electronic resources that are owned by BGSU. Almost all of them are located on campus, with some located at the Firelands campus library and the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository (those can be requested).

  • OhioLINK Central Catalog -- contains books, videos, music, electronic resources from academic and some large public libraries in Ohio. Request online, delivery to Jerome Main Circulation desk in 2-3 business days.

  • WorldCat Catalog -- tens of thousands of academic, public, and special libraries internationally. Got some time, and can't find it in OhioLINK? You can request things not owned by BGSU or OhioLINK via interlibrary loan -- average delivery time is 17 days. It's best to get help from a reference librarian to make sure there's not a faster way to get what you need.

How to find pulps

Individual pulp magazine titles can be found by performing a title search for the title of the magazine in the BGSU Libraries Catalog.

You could also browse through magazine titles using the following subject headings:

The following select subject headings (there are additional headings that could be used) are combined with the subject heading pulp literature:

You could also search for items by searching in subject headings by publisher, writer, or some series ficticious characters. For example, Black Mask, Street and Smith, Smith, E.E.--Criticism & Interpretation, Chandler, Raymond--Bibliography, Hammett, Dashiel--Characters, or Tarzan.

Additionally, the Sheldon R. Jaffery and the Carl Jacobi Manuscript Collections contain correspondence, manuscripts, research files and notes, manuscript drafts, and specialist catalogs to review.

Reference books on pulps

See below for a selected list of books on comics.

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