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Communication Arts & Science

A guide for finding communication arts and sciences resources and information

Main Collection (2nd floor) -- Print Books


   shelves of books, copyright Attic Fire Photography 

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Most of our communication books are located on the 2nd Floor in the call number range P1-P310. However, you can also search in the catalog for discipline-specific communication books (e.g. search for communication and business or communication and nursing).

Library Catalog Search -- Books in Print

Find books, videos, and music search box


Ebook Central provides access to hundreds of electronic books on the subject of communication. Using the genral search term of "communiction" over 115,000 books are retrieved. Try focusing your search by using the advanced search option and changing the "search in" box  to subject which will limit your communication search to over 2,000. You can also limit your search by using one of the suggested categories such as:


Business Communication

Public Speaking




Finding ebooks


There are two ways to access the library's ebooks. Just remember that our ebooks are provided by a few different companies, so the look and functionality may be different.

1) From the search box on the library's home page.


  • Choose the Find Books, Videos, Music tab. Enter search terms and click Search


Once on the result page, there are two ways to open an ebook:

  • Click the eBook icon (a blue book with an "e" in the middle). You may be asked to log in with your NNU username and password (the same username and password you use to log in to Canvas).

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  • Click the title link (the title in the example is John Wesley: His Life and Thought), then look for the URI (the web address). The link will say "Access Full Text (NNU login required)" 

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2) From Databases A-Z on the library website

Choose Ebook Central to search just the Ebook Central collection of books directly. Other ebook collections are also listed there if you'd like to search them directly: Credo (reference books), Oxford Reference & Oxford Scholarship, and  EBSCO ebooks (hint: choose your subject from the "Browse by Category" list).

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Hint: If you are using a device with a smaller screen, you may need to click on the "hamburger" menu (the "three lines") to get to Databases A-Z.

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Other ebook databases