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Communication & Media Studies: Finding Books

The field of communications is defined as the theories and techniques used to convey meaning to others. It includes film, television, radio, journalism, advertising, public relations, digital design, semiotics, linguistics, and social media.

Subject Headings to Search

Broadcasting policy [i.e. government policy] 
Business Ethics 
Communication and culture
Communication and technology 
Communication in management 
Communication in medicine 
Communication in organizations 
Communication in science
Communication--Moral and ethical aspects 
Communication--Social aspects 
Critical Theory
Discourse Analysis
Film Criticism 
Freedom of the press--United States 
Intercultural communication 
Language and culture    
Language and languages--Sex differences
Mass media criticism
Mass media and public opinion 
Motion pictures
Motion pictures--Aesthetics
Motion pictures--Philosophy 
Newspaper publishing 
Organizational behavior 
Press--United States 
Public opinion 
Public relations 
Racism in language 
Radio broadcasting 
Radio journalism
Sexism in language
Social Networks
Television broadcasting of news
Visual Communication

Call Numbers to Browse

P87‑96         Communication.  Mass media

P94.7            Interpersonal communication

P95‑95.6        Oral communication.  Speech

P99‑99.4         Semiotics.  Signs and symbols

P99.5‑99.6      Nonverbal communication

PN1990-1992.92       Broadcasting

PN1991-1991.9         Radio broadcasts

PN1992-1992.92       Television broadcasts

PN1992.93-19 92.95  Nonbroadcast video recordings

PN1993-1999            Motion pictures


PN4699-5650      Journalism

PN4735-4748      Government & the press

PN4735-4748      Freedom of the press

PN4775-4784      Technique.  Practical journalism

PN4825-4830      Amateur journalism

PN4832-4836      Magazines and other periodicals

PN4840-5648      The press by region or country


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