Search the catalog for the terms "political cartoons" or "editorial cartoons" or "Caricatures and cartoons" You could also limit your search to various people or places or events such as "political cartoons" and" women " or editorial cartoons and "cold war"
To search for editorial cartoons about a particular event or subject, use "More search options" and select the Document type: Editorial cartoon/comic
Artist's Last Name, First Name. "Title if Any." Description label (Cartoon or Comic strip). Publication Name Day Month Year: Page
number. Medium in which viewed (Print or Web).
Block, Herbert. "The American Scene." Cartoon. New York Times 1 Feb. 1942: E3. Web
APA does not list "cartoon" as a specific example in its manual, but here are some ways to approach it:
If found in an online periodical (ex., newspaper) or periodical database:
Cite as you would a periodical article, but include a description [Cartoon] after the title of the cartoon (if there is one). If the cartoon does not have a title then include [Cartoon] after the date.
Block, H. (1942, February 1) The American scene. [Cartoon] New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
If retrieved through an online archive, such Herblock's History exhibition through the Library of Congress, indicate the name of the archive.
Block, H. (1942, February 1) The American scene. [Cartoon] New York Times. Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Herblock's
History Exhibition: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/
Thanks to harford Community College for this information on citations
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