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Communication Research Guide

Browse the Stacks

Use this guide to browse books and journals on Communication (2nd and 3rd floors):

P 87-96   Communications               


Other specialized topics in Communication are located as follows:

Business Communication HF 5718-5734
Communication in Management HD
Debate. Argumentation PN 4181
Ethics, Individual ethics BJ 1518-1697
Journalism and the press PN 4699-5650

Media and society 


Nonverbal communication PN 99; BF 367; 
Personality BF 698
Rhetoric & Literature PN 172-239

Rhetoric & Composition

PE 1405-1417
Semiotics P 99

Understanding LC Call Numbers

A call number is the address of a book or a periodical (magazine or journal) in the library. The HSU Library uses the Library of Congress call number system for arranging most of our materials. In our library

  • Books with call numbers that begin with A-N are shelved on the south side of the second floor (to the left off the main stairs).
  • Books with call numbers that begin with P-Z are shelved on the south side of the third floor (to the left off the main stairs).
  • Periodicals are shelved on the north side of the second floor (to the right off the main stairs).
  • Reference materials are integrated into the main stacks. Use the call number to locate the reference item. 

Books and Library Catalogs

The HSU Library Catalog lists all of the books at our library. You can use the HSU Library Catalog to find videos and CDs in our library, too.  A keyword search is usually the best way to begin.  When you find items of interest, check the catalog records for subject headings or other terms to modify your search.

You can borrow books from other libraries with our interlibrary loan service.  There is a demonstration of how to make an interlibrary loan request in the How-to Videos on the Getting Started tab in this guide.  Use WorldCat or other catalogs to find books to borrow on interlibrary loan.  WorldCat and other catalogs are linked on the library homepage on the QuickSearch Catalogs tab.

You can use these catalogs to search for video and audio recordings, too.  Sometimes these formats can be borrowed on interlibrary loan.