Try to make the most out of the subject headings in the library catalogs. Some examples of official subject headings are listed below:
-- Political aspects is used when you want to identify the political dimension of a non-political topic.
ex.: Media -- Political aspects
-- Social aspects is used to describe the effect an item or a discipline and society on each other.
ex.: Mass media -- Social aspects
-- Psychological aspects is used to give a psychological perspective to the main search topic.
ex.: Popular culture -- Psychological aspects
Most of the books on communications and media studies can be found on the shelves in these sections:
HM1176-1281: Social influence
HM1206: Social aspects of mass media
HM1221: Social psychology of public relations
HN1-995: Social history of the media
P87-96: Communication and mass media
PN4756: Journalistic ethics
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