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Library Subject Guides

Media Communication Journalism: Finding COMS books

Created for the students and staff of Media, Communication & Journalism

Finding Media books

The main print book sections for Media, Communication and Journalism in the Central Library are P 87-96, PN 1990-1992, and PN 4700-5600). Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.) on these subjects are intershelved with the other borrowable books.

Related classifications within the Central Library include HF, HM, HN; JA; and KN.

Outside the Central Library, books at HE (broadcasting) are located in the EPS Library or, for New Zealand/Pacific content, in the Macmillan Brown Library.

The Library of Congress classification system is used to organize the books. Each Library book has a call number showing where it is located, which can be found on its catalogue record. NB: E-books are searchable by title, keyword, etc., but not by call number.

Textbooks and recommended readings for particular coursesm ay be placed on High Demand by lecturers and located in the Self-Loan Area on Level 2. To see the list for a particular course, type the course code into the catalogue Course code search box, or refer to the course page in Learn.

Main subject categories for Media, Communication & Journalism

Click a heading or scroll down to browse the classifications guide (with catalogue links):

Central Library layout

Click here to see floor plans for each level of the Puaka-James Hight Library.

Browse the catalogue

To browse titles by subject in the catalogue, click a classification link in the Guide (below), or use the Call Number (LC) index. Eg., P 93 = Content analysis.

NB: To retrieve e-books along with print resources, use the Keyword catalogue indexes or Multisearch.

Book searching - beyond UC libraries

Thesis and Honours students are likely to have time to look beyond UC resources.
With this in mind some 'mega search' catalogues are listed below: