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Gather Background Information
Looking for a broad overview, biographies, anthologies, or encyclopedias? Use Minerva to search for books and other items in the University Libraries' collections.
Tips for Searching the Catalog
When searching in the catalog, try selecting the search type "Subject begins with..." and type in the following subject terms:
- comic books, strips, etc.
- superhero comic books
- women heroes
- hero's journey
- heroes in literature
- women heroes in literature
Looking for a specific superhero or topic? Use the Title/Subject keyword search.
Minerva Library Catalog
Books, videos and other materials owned by the University Libraries can be identified by using the online public access catalog, Minerva.
Catalog Advanced Search
Tips for restricting your catalog search to items that meet certain criteria.
Finding Books for Your Research
Books are useful when you are looking for in-depth information on your topic.
Keyword Searching Tutorial
Keep your search simple. Start with one or two keywords (do not type a full question as you might do with a Google search).
Books Owned by the University Libraries