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PSCI 3160 Mass Media in American Politics

Library research guide for PSCI 3160

Political Science Books

Most of the political science materials will be located on the Mezzanine Level of Sycamore Library with the general call number range of J - JZ.  However, some interdisciplinary topics may be located in Willis and older materials may be located off campus. It is recommended that you review the location of materials in the online catalog. If there is material you want that is currently checkout or is unavailable, we can order it through Interlibrary Loan.  You may contact a librarian for assistance with locating and requesting materials. 

Find Books

Browsing the Catalog: You can perform a subject search in the UNT Library Catalog, A Subject search is often a good starting point. Your results will display the number of titles we have under that general heading, and then under a series of sub-headings, which often focus on specific regions or related items. You can also perform keyword searches. The catalog will look for your search terms anywhere in the library item record (i.e. title, author, subject, notes), allowing you to perform a more targeted search.

Subject Search

To do a Subject search from the library home page, select the Books & More tab (circled in red below), enter your subject in the text box (the example shown highlighted in yellow is television and politics), use the drop down box below the text box to select the Subject search (circled in red below), and finally, click the Search button to the right of the text box to view the results.

You might also try a Subject search using your selected television program, the example below shows the results from a subject search on the Colbert Report.

Other useful subject search terms might be: broadcast journalism, television broadcasting of news, or television broadcasting of news United States

If you are having trouble finding books using the subject search, try the keyword search instead.

The subject search will give you results for books that will be about your topic, a keyword search will give you results that mention the word somewhere in the catalog record but may not be as focused as results from a subject search (for example, results from a keyword search might have a chapter that will have information you need instead of the whole book). 

If you need help, please contact your Political Science Librarian!

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