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Communication: Introduction

Begin your research on communications, mass media, and related fields using the best indexes, databases, and reference works selected by the subject librarian.

New in Communication Studies

Here are some new encyclopedias from the International Communication Association (ICA).

Finding Library Resources

Books and other items on Communications are generally shelved in P 87 through P 96. Communications within specific subjects are shelved with that subject. Communication as a subject heading covers many subjects. If you do a subject search for Mass media, you will find over 1,900 different items. You can narrow your search by country or place. You can also narrow a search by a specific aspect such as social aspects. Take a look at the list of headings and the narrower search terms. You can also try some of the following subject headings:

This alert service lets you get the Table of Contents (TOC) from many different journal titles without having to search each one individually. If we have a subscription to that journal, you can get the full text of articles.

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Keeping up with the journal literature

Want an easy way to keep up with the journal literature for all facets of Communication? And you use a mobile device? You can install the BrowZine app and create a custom Bookshelf of your favorite journal titles. Then you will get the Table of Contents (ToCs) of your favorite journals automatically delivered to you when they become available. Once you have the ToC's you can download and read the articles you want.

You can get the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Don't own or use a mobile device? You can still use BrowZine! It's now available in a web version. You can get to it here. The web version works the same way as the app version. Find the journals you like, create a custom Bookshelf, get ToCs and read the articles you want.