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Communication: Getting Started

This is your guide to communication-related resources in the library and online.

New Communication Books

Getting Started with Communication Research

 Looking for more theory or history-focused information such as social media theory, or the history of journalism? Try searching the catalog for books, or searching one of our databases listed under the 'Scholarly Research' tab. You might also want to look at the call number cheat sheet below to start thinking about which sub-topics within Communication you are focusing on.

 Looking for a more technical 'how-to' type of guide? Try searching the library catalog for books and videos using a specific technique or software name.

Call number cheat sheet

If you like to find books by browsing the shelf, check out these areas to see where many of the Communication-related books live. All of these areas are located in the Annex Stacks. You can also try looking for these call numbers in Oversize or Reference.

P87-P96 – General communication & mass media

PN1990-PN1999 – Books specifically on radio, television and film studies. Mosty related to history, screenwriting, and analysis.

PN4000-4500 – Oratory (oral communication)

HF5801-6182 – Advertising (from business perspective)

HM846-851 – Technology & society (including internet, social media)

HM1206-1241 – Public relations, propaganda