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Mass Communication Research Guide

A research guide for mass communication subjects and courses

All-in-One Search: All Library Databases

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Browsing for Books

Looking for print books and prefer to browse the shelves? CSCC Library uses the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize our books. The LCC system uses multiple layers of subject categories, as well as author information, and codes the information with letters and numbers. For more information, take a look at the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

  • Mass Communication: Most books about communication-mass media are in the P87-96 section. One example is P96.P75 H37 2014 (A cognitive psychology of mass communication by R. J. Harris and F. W. Sanborn)
  • Broadcasting: Most books about broadcasting are in the HE8689-8700.95 and TK5101-6720 sections. One example is HE8700.9.Q22 E4 2002 (Al-Jazeera: How the free Arab news network scooped the world and changed the Middle East by M. El-Nawawy and A. Iskander)
  • Journalism: Most books about journalism are in the PN4699-5650 section. One example is PN4888.T4 H355 2004 (All the news that's fit to sell: How the market transforms information into news by J. Hamilton)


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