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Communication Studies Resources: Introduction

How this Guide Works

The library has 160+ databases and thousands of books and journals in the field of communication. This global access can be overwhelming, so this guide provides a selection of databases, journals, and books for each of the major sub-fields of communication studies.

Communication Studies Books

Books in academic libraries are shelved in order by Library of Congress Call Number; the number is based on the book's subject.

You can browse the shelves at the following locations. (Ps are on the 4th floor; Hs are on the 3rd floor.)

  • P 87-96 Communication. Mass media.
  • P 94.7 Interpersonal communication.
  • P 95-95.6 Oral communication.
  • P 99.5-99.6 Nonverbal communication.
  • HD 59-59.6 Public relations.
  • HM 1106-1171 Interpersonal relations.
  • PN 1990-1992.92 Broadcasting.
  • PN 1993-1999 Motion pictures.
  • PN 4001-4355 Public speaking.
  • PN 4699-5650 Journalism.


The Pfau Library has over 200,000 ebooks. Explore them by typing your topic into the "Ebook Collection Search" below, or type in one of the communication studies subjects, such as public relations, from the box to your left.

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