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Communications and Journalism

Recommendations for communications research.

Covid note

Note: KBCC Library print collections and reserve textbooks are available by appointment only. Please ask a librarian with any further questions! 

Reference Databases

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are an excellent way to familiarize yourself with an area of study. Kingsborough subscribes to a number of general reference databases that may be helpful as you are researching a topic. A few recommendations are listed here. 

Communications Reference Works (General)

Below are a few of our specific recommended titles for researchers looking for broad works in the field of communications. Except where noted, the titles below can all be found in the reference section (2nd Floor, behind the reference desk) of the Library. 

Journalism/Reporting/Media Reference Works

Below are a few of our specific recommended titles for researchers looking to familiarize themselves with journalism, the media, reporting, broadcast news, and so on. Except where noted, the titles below can all be found in the reference section (2nd Floor, behind the reference desk) of the Library. 

Marketing/Advertising Reference Works

Below are a few of our specific recommended titles for researchers looking for information on marketing and advertising in America and abroad. Except where noted, the titles below can all be found in the reference section (2nd Floor, behind the reference desk) of the Library. 

Public Relations Reference Works

Below are a few of our specific recommended titles for researchers looking for information on public relations in America and abroad. Except where noted, the titles below can all be found in the reference section (2nd Floor, behind the reference desk) of the Library.