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FYI 102: Super-differences (Dobson)

In this Guide

This guide is meant to serve students in Prof. Dobson's FYI 102 class at Augustana College. Here you will find information about finding research articles, books, and other helpful resources.

This guide can help you:

  • Start the research process
  • Identify databases helpful to your research
  • Techniques for finding subject specific sources such books, articles, etc.

If you feel like you need some additional help while working on assignments for your class, you can reach out to your FYI 102 librarian, María Emerson. You can communicate with her via email ( or by setting up a research consultation appointment. Research consultation appointments are typically 30 minutes long, and take place in either her office or virtually. To reach out to María, click on the email button or the "Meet with María" button on the profile box on this screen. 

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has a very impressive collection of comic books!

The following information is from the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room page: "The largest publicly available collection of comic books in the United States is housed in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. The collection includes U.S. and foreign comic books--over 12,000 titles in all, totaling more than 140,000 issues. Primarily composed of the original print issues, the collection includes color microfiche of selected early comic book titles (such as Superman, More Fun, and Action Comics), bound volumes of comic books submitted by the publishers and special reprints."

Below are some helpful links with more information.