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Graphic nonfiction: a survey of nonfiction comics

Graphic nonfiction: a survey of nonfiction comics Purpose – This bibliographic essay examines the scope and variety of nonfiction works in comics form with the intent of expanding librarians’ awareness of the diversity of such materials and serving as a resource for librarians. Design/methodology/approach – It provides some theoretical background for understanding what constitutes nonfiction in graphic form and an overview of works available in print. Findings – The article provides a representative (but not comprehensive) survey of graphic nonfiction works in the genres of memoir, travel, journalism, history, biography, science, essays and educational materials. Research limitations/implications – The essay focuses on materials published in books in English; the library world would benefit from subsequent research exploring the richness of materials available in other formats and other languages. Originality/value – The field of graphic nonfiction is expanding, and this article serves as a guide for libraries interested in building or expanding collections in this format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Collection Building Emerald Publishing

Graphic nonfiction: a survey of nonfiction comics

Collection Building , Volume 33 (4): 15 – Sep 30, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0160-4953
DOI
10.1108/CB-07-2014-0037
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Abstract

Purpose – This bibliographic essay examines the scope and variety of nonfiction works in comics form with the intent of expanding librarians’ awareness of the diversity of such materials and serving as a resource for librarians. Design/methodology/approach – It provides some theoretical background for understanding what constitutes nonfiction in graphic form and an overview of works available in print. Findings – The article provides a representative (but not comprehensive) survey of graphic nonfiction works in the genres of memoir, travel, journalism, history, biography, science, essays and educational materials. Research limitations/implications – The essay focuses on materials published in books in English; the library world would benefit from subsequent research exploring the richness of materials available in other formats and other languages. Originality/value – The field of graphic nonfiction is expanding, and this article serves as a guide for libraries interested in building or expanding collections in this format.

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Collection BuildingEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 30, 2014

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