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Journalism and Communication Resources

Overview of library resources to support the curriculum of the Department of Journalism and Communication

Collections and Call Numbers

Below is a sampling of titles and topics we have available in the realm of journalism, communication, and mass media, so you can get an idea of what we resources we have available through OWU Libraries. 

The call numbers (letter/number combos) listed with the subject areas are the identifiers found on the spine labels of the books. These specify the topic and order in which they are shelved. Those numbers can get complicated so *please* feel free to ask a library or library staff member for help if you can't find an item. 

P87-96 Communications and Mass Media

Books on analyzing and chronicling the communications and mass media industries can be found with call numbers P87 through P96 on the third floor of Beeghly Library. Check out some of the selected titles below.

PN93.5 Visual Communication

Many titles on visual communication and design are classed with art books. You can browse all Visual Communication titles in the catalog.

PN4731 General works on journalism

Books on the history and practice of journalism can be found under the call numbers PN4699-5650 on the third floor of Beeghly Library. Check out some selected titles below.

PN4871-4874 Journalist biographies

PN4900 Publication histories

TR820 Photojournalism

Journalism in History and Politics

Some books on journalists, journalism, and the media will be in the history (call numbers that begin with E) or law (call numbers that begin with K) sections, especially if it pertains to politics or social issues. 

The following subject headings will also have relevant titles: 

African American Journalists Biography

African American Women Journalists Biography

Freedom of the Press United States

Journalists United States Biography

Journalism United States History

Presidents Press Coverage United States

Press and Politics United States 

Women Journalists United States Biography


In these sections you'll find titles like the ones below: