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Zines: Finding Zines

A research guide for Zines

How Do I Find Zines at Alkek?

The Alkek Library Zine Collection is on the 3rd floor by the Graphic Novel Collection. You can browse the red bags that contain the front and back covers of the zines on the rack there and then take the bags you want to the Checkout desk to get the full zine.


You can see what Zines are at Alkek here


The What's a Zine and How Do I Find Them at Alkek? zine pictured below can be printed, folded, and cut to make a zine and to give you more information about how to find zines in the library's collection. This zine has directions of how to make the zine, where to buy zines, as well as more info that you can also find on this Zines Research Guide

Find this zine already folded and free for you to take at the Zines! In the Collection at Alkek Exhibit on the 3rd floor.

What is a Zine?

A zine - derived from magazine - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usually folded and stapled. Zines can be printed and bound in any manner. Offset printing is a relatively common alternative to photocopying, though there is some controversy among zine writers as to whether professionally printed products may be defined as zines.  -- From ZineWiki


Alkek Maker Day Remix Workshop! Finding & Using Images, Video, Music and Other Copyrighted & Open Access Content

Alkek Maker Day Remix Workshop! Finding & Using Images, Video, Music and Other Copyrighted & Open Access Content


Come make a Climate Justice themed zine and learn how to find open access images, music, and video and other open access content using public domain/open access image websites, the library’s image/video/music databases, and books. This workshop is part of the Open Access Week at Alkek Lbrary. Presentation tips and tech tools that can make your presentations and publications more professional and interesting will be also be covered. Image copyright topics will briefly covered as well. This session will briefly discuss how to use open content to make a zine, a small self published book.

How do I say Zine?