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Communication and Journalism : Print books

Finding print books on the Library catalogue

When you search the Library catalogue for the item that you want, the book record will display a shelfmark that tells you where the item is shelved.

The shelfmark will look like this: 006.6/LAN

The shelfmark is based on the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme and is displayed on the spine of the book. The numbers denote the subject of the book and the letters are the first three letters of the author's surname. The Library catalogue will also tell you what floor the item is located on.  

Can't find the book you need?

  • Is the book out on loan? - Reserve the book
  • Is the book at another library site? - Reserve the book
  • Have you checked the reshelving trolleys?

Search the Library catalogue

Search for records of books on shelves and links to download e-books online. Search results show the location of books that are organised on shelves by subject category.

To find a specific book, you need to get details of the full shelf mark including letters after the numbers; shelf marks (e.g. 371.30281 COT)are visible on the book spines.

Using the Library catalogue

Useful subject areas

Use the links below to connect with the catalogue and the correct floor of the Library for this subject

Subject                     Shelfmark

audience research-    302.234

broadcasting-              384.54

communication theories- 302.2

cultural studies-        306

English literature-       823

media law-               343.41099

news-                         302.23

nonverbal communication- 153.6

persuasion-             303.342

print journalism-       070

propaganda-            303.275

public opinion and polls-   303.38

scripting and production-   791.4

writing-                          808