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Sequential Art Research Portal: Books

Browse for Books

Prefer to browse the library's shelves to discover books? Use these call numbers to find these subjects in the library and the library catalog:

  • PN6700-6790 Comic books, strips, etc.
  • NX650-694 Special subjects, character design, etc.
  • NC950-(996) Illustration

Need ideas for keywords to use in the library's catalogTry searching with these terms:

  • comics, comic art
  • character design
  • storyboard
  • graphic novels
  • visual narrative
  • graphic narrative
  • sequential art
  • sequential images
  • sequential storytelling
  • visual storytelling
  • graphic literature
  • sequential literature
  • narrative illustration
Search the SCAD Libraries catalog for books, ebooks, DVDs, and magazine/journal subscriptions:

New Titles

Stranger Things Volume 1
The Ghost of Ohio
Our Dreams at Dusk
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me
Comic Books Incorporated
I Was Their American Dream

Book Search Tips

  • Check the location, availability and call number before heading to the shelf
  • Not sure how to read a call number? Learn more by watching this video.
  • Books are organized by subject, so take time to browse the shelves. You might find something useful you didn't see in the catalog.
  • Get books from other SCAD locations or place a hold with the request service. Learn how here!

Ebook Tips

Looking for online resources? Log into your SCAD account from the library homepage to access ebooks and databases from home.

Searching for other library materials available online? Learn how to find eResources through SCAD Libraries with the video below:

Need more help? Ask a Librarian to connect you with library resources.




Google Books


Unlike the Library Catalog, Google Books searches within the text  and can find references to specific artists, pieces, or exhibitions.  This will help you locate a possible resource that you may have missed in the Catalog.   When you've found a source, click on the "Library Search" link on the lefthand side to see if the book is located in SCAD Libraries.