As you search the catalog, databases, or online resources, try using Boolean Operators to broaden or limit your search
AND: search for both keywords
Ex. Comic Books AND Fantasy
OR: search for either keyword
Ex. Comic Books OR Comic Strips OR Graphic Novels
NOT: exclude a keyword
Ex. Graphic Novels NOT horror
IMPORTANT! You must use caps when searching in the catalog with these operators!
Comics have a long history of problematic representation and treatment of minorities.
For example, early comic books in the US were notorious for their use of racist caricatures and offensive stereotypes of African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, and other marginalized groups.
It is important to recognize the problematic history of comics and to actively work towards more inclusive and diverse representation in the industry.
Content Warning: Some materials contain information about and/or are examples of the historically poor treatment and representation of minorities in comics. They may contain references to: offensive language, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices that readers may find distressing or offensive.
This may include examples of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of discrimination. Reader discretion is advised.