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Tips for searching the library catalog
Searching for books
Bearcat Search allows you to search for books by author, title, subject, or keyword.
Locating books on the shelf
Every library book has a unique call number, ex.
's call number is The pen and the sword: press, war, and terror in the 21st century PN4784.T45 E96 2010. This is the book's physical address. You match up the call number in the catalog with the label on the spine of the book you wish to retrieve.
PN (First you find the P's. They will be arranged alphabetically: PAs, PBs, etc., so you'll look for the PNs)
4784 (The PNs will be arranged numerically: PN1, PN2, PN3, etc, so you'll find PN4784)
Proceed in alphabetical/numerical order through the rest of the call # until you reach the book on the self.
Browse our book collection
Our circulating book collection is on the top floor of the library. Browse the below call # sections to see topics in mass communication.
PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts
PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts
PN4699-5650 Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
PN4735-4748 Relation to the state. Government and the press. Liberty of the press.
PN4775-4784 Technique. Practical journalism
PN4825-4830 Amateur journalism
Suggested research databases
Current News Resources
Associated Press Newswire
Harvested news from the Associated Press.
Newspaper Source Plus
Collection of the world's major news content.
New York Times Digital Subscription
Grab an academic pass to the NY Times digital subscription through this link. Using your Lander email address you get access to the NY Times for free.
Regional Business News
Business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.
Wall Street Journal
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database.
Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.
AP Style Guide (Associated Press)
The Associated Press Stylebook 2019 by
Call Number: Ready Ref: PN4783 .A83 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-11