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This guide highlights online and print resources that may be useful for research in the field of communication.

Search terms for books

To locate books, use GW Libraries Search - Advanced Search using the term communication. Add other search terms in the additional search boxes that relate to your topic. Examples might include:

  • speech
  • interpersonal
  • theory
  • verbal
  • non-verbal
  • McLuhan
  • linguistics
  • public speaking


Call Numbers

Books on topics in communication may be found within these call number ranges:

P 87-96: Communication, Mass Media

P 94.7: Interpersonal Communication

P 95-95.6: Oral Communication, Speech

P 101-410: Language, Linguistic Theory

These ranges may be located on the 6th floor of Gelman.  See the Gelman Stacks Map to the left.

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