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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Communications and Media Studies: Finding books

Finding Books

Use OneSearch to find books in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy library.

Search All Fields using keyword(s) and/or a key phrase which best describe your topic.

Broaden or narrow your search if you're dissatisfied with your results.

Click on the title of those books you find relevant.  Click on the SUBJECT HEADINGS listed for those books in order to find additional titles.

Write down the CALL NUMBER and LOCATION of the books you wish to find.

For help finding books, see this guide.

Book Locations

Books in the Library are organized according to location and call number.


Reference  (2nd floor, top level)

Reference Law (2nd floor, south side of building near bound periodicals)

Stacks  (books that circulate, see below)

Call number beginning with A-H are on the 2nd floor

Call number beginning with J-Z are on the 1st floor

Reserve (1st floor, Reserve desk)

Call number:

Every book in the Library has a unique call number

Check out How to read a call number (right) to find out how call numbers work

Books are in ALPHANUMERICAL order (alphabetical by letter then by number)

Browsing books

Media, communication and journalism call numbers

(use these call numbers to guide you when browsing for books in the library stacks) 

Subject area

Call no. range

Communication, mass media




Periodical press, general


Relation to the state, government and the press, freedom of the press


Technique, practical journalism


Amateur journalism


Magazines and other periodicals


By region or country




Media and Society; Propaganda; Persuasion; Public Opinion


Technology; New Media and Society

HM851 and T58.5

Specific Communication Technologies (Telecommunications, Postal Service, Telegraph, etc.)