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Communication: Finding Books

Finding Electronic Books

LBC OneSearch is a single search box experience that allows you to search for books, electronic books, journal articles, and sources of other formats all simultaneously. Here's how to retrieve only electronic books using LBC OneSearch:

  • Type in relevant search terms and select "Search."
  • To limit your search to electronic books, go to the column on the left side of the screen: "Refine Results."
  • Check the box "eBooks" under the heading "Source Types."
  •  This will reduce your search to just electronic books. 

Additional Databases for Electronic Books

Google Books

Google Books is a project to digitize and put the full-text of books online. Most of the full-text books are older and out of copyright; for books that are newer and/or still within copyright, you will find only excerpts, with links to libraries (including The Jones Library) that may own the print copy.

New Books

Search LBC OneSearch (Basic Search)


Finding In-Library Books

Browsing Call Numbers

All LBC locations are organized by Library of Congress Classification system. Once you know the general area where books on your topic are kept, it can be very effective to browse the shelves.

BV 653-657 Mass media and telecommunication in religion

H 61.8-61.9 Communication of information. computer networks

HD 30.3 Organizational communication, Internet 

HM 1206-1220 Communication Mass Media

HM 1221-1226 Public Relations, Publicity

HM 1231 Propaganda

HM 1236 Public Opinion

JA 85 Communication in politics

Opposing Viewpoints is a User-friendly book series the Library owns that present opposite viewpoints on a wide variety of topics ranging from controversial issues (e.g. abortion, gay rights, etc.)

To find these books search using the advanced keyword search with "opposing viewpoints"  as well as the topic.