Generate a list of search terms that will help you find information on or images of superheroes. For example, you can search for superheroes, but you might also want to try:
comics, comic strips or comic books. graphic novels,
the name of the company that owns the rights to your superhero: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse
the name of your superhero, his or her nemesis, his colleagues: Wolverine, X-Men, Magneto
We can't fit every resource about superheroes on to this list! A pathfinder is just the beginning of building your bibliography.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Through this resource, you can search the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, which has great information on superheroes. One box searching for superheroes will take you to a list of these articles.
World Book Online (on-campus use only)
Korn, Jerry, ed. (1969). This fabulous century. REF 973.917 T48 One volume per decade of the 20th century. Check the indexes at the back of each volume.
Marschall, Richard. (1989). America's great comic-strip artists. 741.5 M35 1989 Look for a very large book. 295 pages.
McCloud, Scott. (2000). Reinventing comics: how imagination and technology are revolutionizing an art form. 741.5 M13 2000. All about comics, told as a graphic novel. 238 pages.
Pilcher and Brooks. (2005). The essential guide to world comics. 741.5 P64 2005 319 pages.
Artstor For images of superheroes. Must be used on campus.
Issues and Controversies For articles on controversy and discussion of comic books and superheros.
If you are interested in a particular superhero, try searching for the publisher of his or her series. All major comics publishers (D.C., Marvel, even independent publishers) have a web presence.
International catalog of superheros Interested in a superhero from outside the United States? Check for him or her on this website.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Images from an exhibit on superhero costumes.
The Museum of Black Superheroes A virtual museum with images and information on African-American superheroes.
Superhero database Search by your character's name and so much more. This great site also allows you to search for all superheroes by powers (who has fire resistance, who can control minds) and by team (whose in the Bad Girls? the Watchmen?)