Resources for Creating Your Own Graphic Novel

Graphic Novels

Are you thinking of entering the Library’s “Create Your Own Diverse Origin Story” contest? The resources listed below can help familiarize you with graphic novels as a genre and art form and introduce you to some recent examples with diverse characters and content. Books about Graphic Novels Boys’ Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the

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Library Announces “Create Your Own Graphic Novel” Contest

Create your own diverse superhero origin story--enter our graphic novel contest!

Ms. Marvel. Black Panther. Iceman. Who will be the next diverse superhero? The Lewis University Library invites all current students, faculty, and staff to add a character to the rapidly expanding universe of superheroes from diverse backgrounds. Submit your diverse superhero origin story to our contest and your work could be digitized and added to the Library’s new graphic novels

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Library’s FY16 Annual Report Now Available Online

The Lewis University Library’s annual report for the last fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) can now be viewed and downloaded from our website. Highlights of the report include: A 73% increase in library instruction sessions, from 124 in FY15 to 215 in FY16 New institutional repository to collect, preserve, and provide access to the University’s scholarly

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“The Librarian is in” at New Research Consultation Station

research consultation station

Are you a commuter student who wants to make the most of the time you spend on campus? Have you been out of school for awhile and could use a refresher on the ins and outs of library research, especially the databases? Are you doing in-depth research for a capstone, Celebration of Scholarship, or Scholars Academy project? Are you taking

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What’s So Super about Super Study?


Super Study begins Sunday, Dec. 4! This two-week event features expanded academic support services, extended hours at many campus locations, and stress-relief activities and study breaks. Here at the Library, highlights include: Extended hours (open 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays and until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) Stress Relief Room (games, puzzles, coloring, and more, open from

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Win Your Own Study Room During Super Study!

Super study contest external promo spring 2016

**UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Anna Delegatto!   This semester during Super Study*, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room on the day of your choice! Beginning Tuesday, 11/15, follow @lewisulibrary on Instagram and Twitter and watch for our official contest announcement. There are two ways to enter: Retweet the official contest

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Native American Heritage Month and the Dakota Access Pipeline


If you were on Facebook recently, you might have noticed a lot of people checking in at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon, North Dakota. You also might be seeing #NoDAPL and #WaterIsLife trending in your social media feeds. This surge of solidarity is the result of protests occurring against the Dakota Access Pipeline. November is Native American Heritage

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Upcoming Events Highlight LGBT History, Presidential Election


This fall, the Library is partnering with organizations and departments throughout campus to present several events commemorating LGBT History Month and the 2016 election season. As part of the Office of Multicultural Student Services’ celebration of LGBT History Month, the Library will present a screening of the documentary From This Day Forward, which explores how a daughter and her family cope with her father’s transition

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Need Research Help? Book a Librarian!

Now you can schedule a research consultation online!

You already know that whenever the Library is open, there’s a research librarian available to answer your questions in person or via phone, email, text message, or online chat. But did you know that you can make an appointment with a research librarian for in-depth research help? To schedule a one-on-one research consultation, visit You can select the liaison librarian in

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New Look, New Features for A to Z Databases Page

New A to Z databases page

Our Online Databases A to Z page has a new look! If you’re a regular user of our A to Z databases list, you’ve probably noticed that it looks a little different. The changes aren’t just cosmetic, though. The new A to Z page also has some new features to make your research even more efficient: Search for databases by

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