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Zines@Douglas: Zine Resources

Zines at the Douglas College Library, Zine resources for faculty and distros Zinesters

NOTE: Some journal article links are broken on this page and are currently being fixed. Thanks for your patience!

Books in the Douglas College Library



The Riot Grrrl collection / edited, with an introduction by Lisa Darms ; essay by Johanna Fateman.





Make a Zine! : Start your own underground publishing revolution / Joe Biel with Bill Brent




Stolen Sharpie Revolution : A DIY Resource For Zines and Zine Culture / by Alex Wrekk







Notes from Underground : Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture / Stephen Duncombe






DIY Punk as Education : From Mis-education to Educative Healing / Rebekah Cordova (Also available as an eBook)






Making Feminist Media : Third-Wave Magazines on the Cusp of the Digital Age / Elizabeth Groeneveld (Also available as an eBook)





Queercore : How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History / editors: Liam Warfield, Walter Crasshole, Yony Leyser (includes chapter: "We Had Our Photocopiers: The Queer Zine Explosion" and appendix of selected zines)







Zines in Libraries : Selecting, Purchasing, and Processing / edited by Lauren DeVoe and Sara Duff

Peer Reviewed / Academic Articles about Zines

Bold, Melanie Ramdarshan. "Why Diverse Zines Matter: A Case Study of the People of Color Zines Project" Publishing Research Quarterly 33 (2017): 215–228.


Creasap, Kimberly.  "Zine-making as Feminist Pedagogy".  Feminist Teacher 24.3 (2014): 155-168. JSTOR. doi:10.5406/femteacher.24.3.0155


Thomas, Susan.  "Zines for Teaching: A Survey of Pedagogy and Implications for Academic Librarians".  portal: Libraries and the Academy 18.4 (2018): 737-758. Project MUSE. doi:10.1353/pla.2018.0043


Flock, Feminist Geography Collective. "Making a Zine, Building a Feminist Collective"ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 20.5 (2021): 531-561.


Freedman, Jenna. "Grrrl Zines In The Library." Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society 35.1 (2009): 52-59. SocINDEX.  Web. 6 Nov. 2012.


Herrada, Julie, and Billie Aul. Zines In Libraries: A Culture Preserved." Serials Review 21.2 (1995): 79.  Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.


Jacobi, Tobi. 2007. "The Zine Project: Innovation or Oxymoron," English Journal 96.4, 43-49. JSTOR. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.


Koh, Rowena. 2008. "Alternative literature in libraries: the unseen zine."  Collection Building 27.2, 48-51.  The library does not have online access but we can get the article for you if you use the link to Request article


Poletti, Anna. "Self-Publishing In The Global And Local: Situating Life Writing In Zines." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 28.1 (2005): 183-192. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.


Velasco, Gabrielle, Caroline Faria, and Jayme Walenta.  2020.  "Imagining Environmental Justice “Across the Street" : Zine-making as Creative Feminist Geographic Method.Geohumanities 6.2, 347-370.


Zobl, Elke. "Cultural Production, Transnational Networking, And Critical Reflection In Feminist Zines." Signs: Journal Of Women In Culture & Society 35.1 (2009): 1-12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 Nov. 2012.

Journal Articles

Arroyo-Ramirez, E., Chou, R. L., Freedman, J., Fujita, S., & Orozco, C. M. (2018). The reach of a long-arm stapler: Calling in microaggressions in the LIS field through zine workLibrary Trends67(1), 107–130.


Braun, J. (2021). Unconventional collecting in extraordinary times: Documenting the pandemic through a COVID-19 zine collectionCollege & Research Libraries News, 82(8), 354–361.


Kumbier, Alana. "Disability Zines Educate, Agitate & Enable Change."  Library Journal, 11 May 2011. Web.  9 January 2015.