The majority of the more than 4,500 titles in Columbia's graphic novels collection is in the call-number range PN6700 through PN6790, located on stack level 10 in Butler Library. Oversize titles, too large for the regular shelves, are in the "Folio" section, at the west end of the floor (to your left as you come out of the stacks elevators). These volumes have a CLIO location of "Butler Stacks Folios."
Of these titles, at least 3500 are eligible for use in your course assignments.
Click the "Home" tab for tips on finding titles of interest.
Click the "Finding secondary sources" tab for tips on finding scholarship about titles, authors, or themes.
In addition, consulting book reviews can offer models for analysis. The libraries subscribe to two different book review databases:
Book review digest
Book review index plus (1965-present)
Unfortunately, the review journals indexed in these databases often don't review graphic novels. Sometimes, the best reviews may be found on blogs and related sites, such as:
and, finally, work by your humble librarian:
This is by no means a comprehensive list.
When in doubt...
...ask your professors, your TAs, and/or your librarian for recommendations.