Mass Communication: Find Books & Multimedia
If you would like to find e-books only, here are some options:
Iona Library Catalog Search Tips:
Here are the most common types of searches that you can do in the Library's online catalog:
- Keyword search allows you to enter search terms, search for a phrase, or truncate (search for all variations of a word).
To search for a phrase, enclose your phrase with quotation marks. Example: "freedom of the press"
To truncate a word, insert a ? after the root of the word. Example: ethic? will return results including the words ethics, ethical, ethically, etc.
- Keyword Advanced search allows you to create a Boolean search using AND, OR, NOT to connect search terms. Here are some examples:
Enter journalism and ethics ---- you will get items that must contain the words journalism and ethics in the records (entries) for those items
Enter journalism or ethics ------ you will get items that will contain either journalism or ethics or both words in the records for those items
Enter journalism not ethics ----- you will get items that will contain journalism but not ethics in the records for those items
- Title search tip: Omit the initial A, An, The at the beginning of the title.
For the title The American Journalist in the 21st Century: U.S. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium, enter just American Journalist in the 21st Century (Tip: You do not have to enter the entire title - just enough to enable the search engine to retrieve the book.)
Author search tip: Enter last name, first name
Example: Barnouw, Erik
Subject search will give you a list of subject headings and number of books per heading.
Google Books Search
Via its partnerships with several of the world's largest libraries, Google created a digital library that allows for keyword search and retrieval of millions of titles.