Hello, this is the library research guide for ART 215 Visual Odyssey Through Comics and Sequential Media with Professor Neil Kendricks.
It has sections relating to your comics creator research assignment: writing a thesis statement, finding biographical information, and resources on comic book drawing/techniques. Plus it covers ways to find articles as well as tips on using OneSearch, which is the library's search engine.
Need help? Feel free to contact Laurel Bliss, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the library session, you'll be working on some practice questions to help with your assignment. Please right click the link to this Google doc and open it in a new tab. It will prompt you to log into your Google account and then save a copy.
When you've completed the questions, please rename the document to something that includes your name and ART 215, and email it as an attachment to email@example.com.
An effective thesis statement tells the reader what the topic of your paper is, so they know what to expect. The Purdue OWL website does a nice job of explaining the components of a thesis statement.
If you're looking for someone who is fairly well-known, chances are good that we have books and/or articles about them. Go to OneSearch, and select Subject from the Any Field drop-down menu. Type in the person's last name, first name, as in the example below about Alison Bechdel.
If you don't find any relevant items in OneSearch, the next step is to look in an article database such as ArtBibliographies Modern. Try the same strategy of a subject search and your person's name.