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MCOM 3327 (Osei-Hwere): Media Communication Law

Mass Media Law

Search Discover Databases,Books, or Reserves

Find Books - Using Discover

You may also find books using a Discover search.

  • Use the tab for Books+ tab above
  • Type a phrase in "quotation marks". For example, "Freedom of the Press"

Subject Headings

If you find one on-topic book, look at its subject headings. Clicking on any of the subject links is a brand-new search.

Example Discover and Catalog

example article with Mass Media, Law and Legislation, United States Press Law, and United States as subject terms

Example via eBook Collection Database

example article with mass media--law and legislation, freedom of speech, freedom of speech--great britain, freedom of expression--great britain, freedom of expression, and mass media--law and legislation--great britain as subject terms

How to Browse Catalog - Subject Headings

Basic Subject Browse

To browse a list of subject headings:

  1. Use the Browse Search
  2. Type in a possible word(s) and search. For example, freedom of the press.

Advance Searching Using Subject Terms

  1. Use the Advanced Search of the Catalog.
  2. Change "Any field" to "Subject"
  3. Change "contains" to "is (exact)"
  4. Insert search terms. For example, search for the exact phrase freedom of speech in the subject headings and search the word media anywhere.

You will be looking at the list of books by relevance--the most pertinent items first.

Instead, you could sort the results to view the most recent books first:

Browse Books

Areas to browse by "LC" (Library of Congress) call number:


SubjectLC Call Number
Mass media. Press law.KF 2750
Telecommunication (law)KF 2761 - KF 2940
Radio and television communication (law)KF 2801 - KF 2844.2
Electronic mail (law)KF 2847
Student publications (law)KF 4165
Freedom of the press and of informationKF 4774
Press censorshipKF 4775
Access to public records. Freedom of information.KF 5753

Mass Media, etc.

SubjectLC Call Number
Communication - Mass MediaP 87 - P 96
Journalism and the periodical press (general)PN 4699 - PN 5650
Government and the pressPN 4735 - PN 4748
Magazine journalismPN 4832 - PN 4836
Journalism by region or countryPN 4840 - PN 5648
BroacastingPN 1990 - PN 1992.92
Radio broadcastsPN 1991 - PN 1991.9
Televison broadcastsPN 1992 - PN 1992.92
Photojournalism/documentaryTR 820 - TR 820.6
Public relationsHD 59 - HD 59.6
AdvertisingHF 5801 - HF 6182.2

Where are the Books?

You may check out books from the Loan Shelves.  On the 2nd floor of the library are the books that begin with the call number A - L.  On the 1st floor of the library are the books that begin with the call number M - Z.

eBook Collection

When located through the Cornette Library, an eBook is as reputable as a book in print.

All books in the eBook Collection are cataloged in the database WorldCat.  New eBook titles are added to the Cornette Library catalog twice a year.