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Communication Studies: Books & eBooks

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.

Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books


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Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books

Find eBooks

You can find eBooks in two ways:

  • Do your search and then on the results screen, filter your results by using the toolbar:
    • Choose Availability: "Available Online" and Resource Type: "eBooks"
    • And then click on the green "Apply Filters" button
  • Use the Advanced Search option
    • Change "Show Only" to "UW Libraries" and "Material Type" to "eBooks"
  • See the eBook FAQ for more information

Search Tips


  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: missionaries india women history
  • By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations. For example: "atomic frontier days"
  • 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: "metzler mark"

Selected Books from UW Faculty

Books in the UW Libraries

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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.