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Journalism and Communication: 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.  

BU reading lists

Every academic unit will have a reading list with the details of the key books and journal articles you should read. You can access the reading list via the unit on Brightspace.  

Library Catalogue search

Use the Catalogue to search for books, ebooks, journals and multimedia. The catalogue does not search the content. Please use mySearch for this or go to the ebook collections.