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visual imagery AND verbal text
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animated film* OR (motion pictures and comic books*)
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cartoonist* NOT illustrator*
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Find Books and Articles
Sherlock combines the Whitman Library Catalog, Summit and many of our electronic journal subscriptions into one searchable interface.
-- Comic Books, Strips, etc. as a subject heading subdivision (e.g., Russian Americans--Comic books, strips, etc.)
Find Specific eResources
If you want to use a particular database, consult the A-Z list, the Expert Guides or the following suggested databases:
Search Summit if you cannot locate items (especially books and DVDs) or they are checked out from Penrose.
As of January 2015, Summit searches and requests are available via Sherlock. Use the drop down menu to limit a search to Summit.
Find Journal Titles
Check the A-Z list to see if Penrose Library has access to a specific journal title.
Inter-Library Loan (ILLiad)
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