Graphic Novels in Learning, Teaching, and Library Collection: A Study at the University of Victoria




Harrison, Justin

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The twin purposes of this research project include examining how graphic novels are being used for teaching and learning at the University of Victoria and how the Libraries currently provide support to students and instructors regarding graphic novels and related materials (journals, books, reference material). The results of the study include data from surveys of the enrolled students of three courses, as well as from interviews with the course instructors. It is intended that the research data will provide direction to the Libraries on how to optimize appropriate resources and collections for the University of Victoria’s teaching, learning and research of graphic novels.


This study formed part of Librarian Justin Harrison's study leave at University of Victoria in 2014.


Graphic Novels, Comics, Learning and teaching, Library Collections, Study leave report, Libraries