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BIS 310 (Hamilton): Find Books

Finding Books

Miami University Online Catalog
Search By: Keyword, Author, Title or Subject Heading
Limit By: General Topic and Where The Item is Located
Look For: Call Number, Location, and Availability
Request Item for delivery from other MU Libraries
Continue Searching in OhioLINK for unavailable titles

If you have a specific title or author in mind, change the pull down menu to Title or Author, and enter your search. When entering an author search use the following format for the author: Ditko, Steve.

Some useful keyword searches to find information relevant to this class include:

  • Comic strips
  • comic books
  • graphic novels
  • cartoonists
  • cartooning

Tip: You can add 'history' or 'criticism' to any of those terms to find information about those aspects of comics.

Tip: You can add terms such as 'women' or 'African American' or 'Muslim' to any of those terms to find comics by or about people from those groups or discussing how those groups are treated in comics.

Finding E-books During COVID-19

Miami University Online Catalog

Search: As described in the box above.screenshot of how to narrow search by date and to ebooks

Get Only Ebooks: In the left-hand column, click on the arrow next to "Material Type" and then check the box next to "Electronic Resources". (red arrow in screenshot)

Change Date Range: by sliding the rule under "Publication Date" or by typing in specific years in the boxes. (red box in screenshot) Your results list will then only include items that were published within your specified date range.

Click on the title of an item to find out more information about that item and to get the citation for that item. To find the citation, click on the icon that looks like a yellow piece of paper and says "Cite" when you hover over it. Then find the MLA citation, and you can highlight, copy, and paste that into your references page. Always be sure to double-check your copied citations, though. Sometimes formatting, such as italics and hanging indents, aren’t correct. Information is typically in the correct order, but good to double-check that as well.