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Media Studies Research Guide

A guide to doing research on media studies, film, cinema, radio and television at The Catholic University of America.

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Kevin Gunn
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This guide is intended as a resource and starting point for your research in media studues. Choose from the tabs above to begin. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need more help. My contact information is on the right.

Most of the reference material (non-circulating) in these areas can be found in the Reference Room on the 1st floor of Mullen Library. Circulating material will mostly be in Mullen Library Stacks (2 South). You may also find some print periodicals (non-circulating) in the Mullen Library Periodicals Stacks (1 Center).  Check the SearchBox for books, articles, and databases that could be applicable to your topic.


Most material will be in these call number ranges:

P87--96         Communication - Mass Media
P99--99.4         Semiotics - Signs and Symbols
PN1990--1992.92              Broadcasting
PN1991--1991.9         Radio broadcasts
PN1992--1992.92         Television broadcasts
PN1992.93--1992.95         Nonbroadcast video recordings
PN1993--1999         Motion pictures
PN4699--5650         Journalism
TR845--899         Cinematography

Printable Handouts

Like to print things out for reference? You will find many of the resources and suggestions included in this LibGuide in these handouts.

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A series of online videos that walk the student through the research process at Catholic University Libraries. These  essential skills and library resources will help reduce a student’s time-on-task and stress as they seek information sources.