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Mass Communication and Journalism: Welcome!

A guide to library resources in Mass Communication and Journalism

Welcome to Your Resources!

Your research librarian has put together a guide for your assignment needs. This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

When in doubt about your topic use these resources to find general information; encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

  • HD 59 - 59.6     Public Relations & Industrial Publicity

  • HF 5415           Marketing Consumer Behavior

  • HF 5549          Employee Communications (with Human Resources)

  • HF 5718          Business Writing/Correspondence

  • HF 5801           Advertising /General

  • HM 258            Mass Communications/General

  • HM 261            Public Opinion

  • P87-86             Communication, Mass Media

  • P 90 - 91          Mass Communications, including international and Research Methods

  • P97.7              Interpersonal Communication

  • P95-95.6         Oral communication.  Speech

  • P98-98.5        Computational linguistics. Natural language processing

  • P99 - 99.4       Semiotics. Signs and symbols

  • P99.5 - 99.6    Nonverbal communication

  • PN 96             News/News Research; writing for media

  • PN 4700         Reporting/News papering/Magazines/Broadcast News

InterLibrary Loan

If the library does not own an item you need for research, teaching or study, you may request it through the InterLibrary Loan service. This free service allows user to borrow materials from other libraries and pick them up at the first-floor Access Service desk. If you have never used the Interlibrary Loan service you must first register as a First Time User.

To make a loan request please use the lliad InterLibrary Loan service.

For any questions about InterLibrary Loan, please contact the ILL supervisor by email at or by telephone at: (757) 823-2426.