Indicates the books, periodicals, government documents, and audiovisual materials the library owns. To find the location of materials listed in the library catalog, see the Library Map . Also, for help with call numbers including an outline of call numbers by subject see the Guide to Library of Congress Call Numbers. Additional resources for books: the MelCat catalog and the WorldCat catalog. For this course you may want to use the terms communication, communication surveys, intercultural communication, non-verbal communication, or mass media.
The Library Catalog cannot be used to find articles in magazines or journals, only which magazines and journals the library owns (Time, Newsweek, etc.). See Journal and Magazine Articles below for locating articles.
E-Reference Shelf Subject Listing
This is a listing of electronic reference materials Olson Library subscribes to arranged by subject matter. Choose Communication Studies to get a listing of materials that may be relevant to this course.
Available online. Also available in-print from 1991-2003 in the bound Periodicals Collection. Call number: H 35 .E352. A weekly publication covering the critical events and controversial subjects of the day. Each issue offers an in-depth analysis of a contemporary topic. A good source for selecting a topic since you can browse the issues by topic. The index to the collection can be viewed by unlimited simultaneous users.
Call number: JK 1 .C65; recent issues in Current Periodicals, previous years in bound Periodicals Collection
Monthly publication covering controversies in Congress, with pro and con positions. A cumulative index covering 1981-present is available in the most recent bound issue.
Index to articles in over 9,000 general and scholarly periodicals. Contains full-text articles from over 5,000 magazine and journal titles as well as newspapers from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Services. Indexing begins in 1980 with full text starting in 1983. Full text coverage varies widely from title to title.
Access World News
Full text coverage of over 600 U.S. and 500 international newspapers, wire services, and news agencies. Dates of coverage varies; primarily 1990’s to present.
Northern Michigan University Student Handbook: "No students shall submit as their own to an instructor any work which contains ideas or materials taken from another without full acknowledgement of the author and the source. "
Indiana University Plagiarism pamphlet
If you are searching for books or DVDs not held by Olson Library, please search & request through MelCat (You can not request journal articles this way)
Before submitting request, you must verify through the NMU library catalog and Full Text Electronic Journal Holdings that we do not subscribe to journal/magazine issue in either paper or online formats, or we do not hold the book/video/etc.
While in an online database (e.g., General OneFile), submit requests by clicking on Request form link located in popup box.
Allow minimum of 10 days to receive materials; request default is 30 days.
General Information & link to registration.