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Mass Communications: Books

Resources for Mass Communications


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Interlibrary Loan

Request a Book or any Library Item
If … it is not included in the Dulaney-Browne Library catalog and it isn’t a course textbook

search and click on "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" and add your contact information

fill in title, author, publisher, and date plus your contact information

Request a Journal Article

If ... it isn't available full text online or in the library's journals list.

search and click on "Request through ILL (arrives in 3 days to 3 weeks)"

fill in article title and author, journal title, date, volume, issue, and page numbers plus your contact information

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Finding Books

Browse Books

Browsing the shelves may also be a useful exercise in finding resources as books on a certain subject will be near each other. Typically books about the Media, Journalism and Publishing can be found in the 070, 300s, and the 650s call number ranges.

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Communications

  • 070 News media, journalism, publishing 
  • 380 Commerce, communication, transportation
  • 384 Communications & Telecommunication
  • 659 Advertising & Public Relations

Locations for Mass Communications Materials

  • 1st floor Reference
  • 2nd floor Professional Development Collection
  • 3rd floor Circulating Collections 
  • 5th floor Oversize Collection (for items too tall for regular shelves)
  • Basement Circulating Storage (ask for access at the circulation desk)

Subject Headings

You can also use these quick links to explore subject headings, broader terms and narrow terms in our Library Catalog.

Online & Print Reference Books

Not sure where to start your research? Consider perusing Reference Books. We have several ebook and print editions available for your use. 

Online Reference

Print Reference