The University of Alberta Library subscribes to numerous databases that are core for certain disciplines, but also really deserving of wider attention. Here is one of those gems…
With National Comic Book Day right around the corner, here’s a gem to tickle your funny bone. The World of Archie Comics Archive is part of the Alexander Street Platform. Though geared towards researchers interested in Cultural Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies and English, everyone can explore more than 100 publications from Archie Comics & more.
After more than 80 years, these stories and characters have staying power and have adapted to stay relevant to the dominant popular culture milieu. Using the interface’s search function, you can search character, series, genres and the various authors and artists involved in creating the Archie universe.
Often people mistake comic books from graphic novels. What is the difference? Comics combine text and art as do graphic novels, but they are much shorter and produced at greater frequencies.
Interested in finding other comic and graphic novel resources? Here are some useful search terms for finding them in our collection:
- Graphic novels
- Comic books, strips, etc.
- Comic books, strips, etc., in education
- Stories without words
- Adaptations AND comics or graphic novels or comic books or manga