Collection Statement

To support a highly interdisciplinary academic program, the library's core collection in Communication focuses on how language, images and technology mediate communication among individuals, groups and societies. It includes the history, economics, business, politics, regulation, technology, and social, cultural and psychological impact of mass communication, entertainment and information media.

Primary Library of Congress call numbers:

HE 7601 - 9271 Broadcasting and telecommunications industry
HF 5801 - 6191 Advertising
P 85 - 96 General communications and mass media
PN 1990 - 1992 Radio and Television
PN 4699 - 5650 Journalism and the press

Key Resources for Communication

  • Communication Abstracts [UCSD Only]
    1977-present. Abstracts articles, reports, papers, books in all areas of communication studies (mass, interpersonal and new communication technologies).
  • LexisNexis Academic [UCSD Only]
    Thousands of full-text sources including newspapers, wires, transcripts, newsletters, magazines, trade journals; also company information, law reviews, court decisions.
  • Finding Articles for Communication Research
    Recommended databases for research in all the disciplines related to Communication
  • See all listings for Communication
    Browse many more selected sites of all types including article databases, electronic journals, government resources, video archives and much more.
  • UCSD Communication Department
    Department's official home page, including information on faculty, students, courses, publications and links to resources on the web.

New Books in Communication

Browse recently acquired items in UCSD's Social Sciences and Humanities Library. List goes directly to Roger catalog to show locations and availability. An archive of past quarterly lists is also available.

Course Materials

Contact Information

Gayatri Singh
Reference Services Coordinator &
Librarian for Communication
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Phone (858) 822-2346
Fax (858) 534-7548

Revised October 2011