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Communication Resources: General Communication Books

Find Books and E-Books using SearchUP

During the summer of 2020, USC Upstate Library installed a new search tool.  SearchUp provides one-stop searching for books and e-books, journal articles, DVDs, and more.  The search box in this widget allows you to directly search for materials found in what was previously called the Library Catalog.


The video below provides a brief introduction on how to use the new SearchUP to find books and e-books in the USC Upstate library collection.  

Browsing for books & the Library of Congress

Communication research is represented in many Library of Congress Classification schedules; however, these stand out:

  • HM, HN - social aspects of communication, social history, & public opinion
  • J - political aspects of communication
  • KF - law & legislation
  • P 90 - communication & mass media
  • PN 4700-5639 - journalism


Other relevant areas include:

  • HF 5801-6182 - advertising
  • PN 1994 - motion pictures
  • Z 218-550 - publishing & book selling

Best Bet Books

Mass Media