The Special Collections Reading Room is now located on the first floor of the Main Library! Look for the glass-walled area across from the Circulation Desk, halfway between the north and south entrances.
We have about 250,000 comic books and graphic novels, all individually cataloged. The collection includes thousands of comics from all over the world in their original languages, and a limited number of foreign comics in English-language translations.
The subject headings for comics start with the subject content, followed by a subheading "comic books, strips, etc." Combine these in a keyword search, such as:
For comics with personal content, search Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
We have a growing collection of zines, including many with personal content. Do a keyword search for the term Zines and a word or phrase from your topic of interest. Example:
keyword = zines and eating disorders