Need research help? Having trouble finding, identifying or evaluating library resources? That is what your CSM librarians are here to do.
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The library provides a free service for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff called Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
If the title is located at Another CSM Campus; materials can be sent a campus of your choice.
Delivery: 1-3 days.
If we do not own the title you need:
Search WorldCat and request using (ILL); use to get items that are online or at other colleges and libraries.
Delivery: 1-4 weeks.
Search for print books, audiobooks, videos, and music
Below are examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings and keywords relevant to Communication Studies:
Communication and culture
Communication and technology
Communication in management
Communication in medicine
Communication in organizations
Communication in science
Communication--Moral and ethical aspects
Electronic Mail Systems
English language--Terms and phrases
Freedom of the press--United States
Journalism Authorship [i.e. news writing]
Language and culture Journalism
Language and languages--Sex differences
Mass media criticism
Mass media and public opinion
Privacy, Right of--United States
Sexism in language
Television broadcasting of news
can point you to other interesting resources related to your search within CSM Libraries.
can be for these types of information:
Look for in the Explore! section.
The CSM library uses Call Numbers to organize books on the shelves.
Call Numbers are a book's shelf address. The combination of letters and numbers tells you where to find it in the library.
When you look up a book on the CSM library web site, you'll find the Call Number on the book info page. Write down this number and match it up with label on the book on the shelf. Example of a Call Number: PN 4867.2 .R94 2012
Books with call numbers that start with REF are in the reference collection and cannot be checked out.
Books that don't start with REF are available for check-out with a valid CSM Student ID.
If you need help finding a book, ask a librarian!