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Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books
- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: obama rhetoric. On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any articles that were found.
- By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "Castells and the media". if you don't see the book on your list of results then use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.
- By Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations. For example: "foot kirsten". On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found.
Note the library name and call number -- you need this information to locate the book.
Selected Books from UW Faculty
Collaborating Against Human Trafficking by
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks: HQ281 .F656 2016
Publication Date: 2015-09-04
"In the fight against human trafficking, cross-sector collaboration is vital--but often, systemic tensions undermine the effectiveness of these alliances. Kirsten Foot explores the most potent sources of such difficulties, offering insights and tools that leaders in every sector can use to re-think the power dynamics of partnering."
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks: HD5856.U62 W24 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-21
"Fotohistorias (color version) is a participatory photography project that documents the life stories of migrants in the North, in the South, and at the US-Mexico Border, to help surface the richness, diversity and depth of their roots, experiences, and aspirations."
Global Asian American Popular Cultures by
Call Number: UW Bothell/CC Library: E184.A75 G55 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
"A toolkit for understanding how Asian Americans influence, consume and are reflected by mainstream media."
Journalism as Activism by
Call Number: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks: PN4751 .R88 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
"Journalism remains one of the main sites of communication power, an expanded space where citizens, protesters, PR professionals, tech developers and hackers can directly shape the news. Adrienne Russell reports on media power from one of the most vibrant corners of the journalism field, the corner where journalists and activists from countries around the world cross digital streams and end up updating media practices and strategies."
Postracial Resistance by
Call Number: On order
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
"How Black women in the spotlight negotiate the post-racial gaze of Hollywood and beyond."
Books in the UW Libraries
The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Communication is covered in many academic disciplines (e.g., geography, history, medicine, political science, psychology, and sociology). You will find books related to communication topics throughout the UW Libraries.
Need a book?
If you would like to suggest that the library purchase a communication-related book, please email Jessica. Provide as much of the following information as possible: author, title, publisher, year, or link to web page about the book.