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Communication and Composition: Books

A guide for the Department of Communication and Composition

On Shelves

You can find books about writing and communication at the library's shelves under the following call numbers:

P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics

P40-40.5 Sociolinguistics

P211-211.7 Written communication. History of writing and alphabet

P301-301.5 Style. Composition. Rhetoric. Usage

P302-302.87 Discourse analysis

PE1-3729 English philology and language

PE1065-1069 Study and teaching

PE1401.2-1497 Rhetoric. Style. Composition

PN4001-4500.2 Oratory


Search the Catalog and Online

The most effective way to search for a book is to use the library's catalog.

Go the library's portal and insert your keywords in the search box. Make sure you have selected the tab "Print & Media".

Always remember to LOG IN! The link is located on the upper right corner of the page. 

If you already know the title or the author of the book you are looking for, click on the link "Advanced Search". From the drop-down menu select the type of information you want to search for (Author, Title, Subject terms, Publisher, ISBN/ISSN, Publish dates) and click Search".

In Advanced Search, you can also COMBINE fields for the best results!

Note down the call number of the books you are interested in. Now you are ready to find the books on the shelves! If you have any problem, ask a librarian!

To search beyond the library's bookshelves try Google books. For many of the books, you can get a preview of some pages.

Google Book Search

For open access books on writing and communication you can visit the following website:


Check below ebooks databases available from NU Library. Click on the links to access the collections.

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