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Comics and Graphic Novels: Finding Graphic Novels

Find out what the BPCL has in comics/graphic novels and how to find them!

Catalog Searches

What is manga?

Manga (pronounced "mahngah"), first coined in 1814, is a term for Japanese comics/cartoons.

Manga graphic novels are usually in black and white in a small, paperback size.  They are to be read right to left, beginning at the "back" of the book, but are in English (here in the U.S.).  Various subjects are covered.

Searching the Catalogs for Books

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

How to find graphic novels

Graphic Novels

The BPCL has thousands of graphic novels in its collection and it keeps growing.  Below are some ideas for finding graphic novels.

Graphic novels in the BPCL are cataloged as separate items, like books are.  Individual authors/artists usually are searchable.  There are also a number of graphic novels and books on how to use them in the Curriculum Resouce Center.

Searching by character - example

Searching by author/artist - example

How to find Manga

Reference Books on graphic novels

This is a select list of reference books on graphic novels.