SEARCH includes the library catalog
Stony Brook ID card = library card
Remote Access to Online Library Resources: Use your NetID and NetID password for remote authentication to online library resources. Be sure to use the links on the library web pages to ensure proper authentication
Circulation Policy for Undergraduates: 50 normal loan items, 4 reserve items, 3 audio-visual items
Circulation Policy for Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff: 100 normal loan items, 4 reserve items, 3 audio-visual items
Renewals: 3 times if no one is waiting for the material. Can be done online
Fines: $0.25/day, $85/book – Card is blocked at $5
Recalls: must be done in person at a Circ desk; Holds can be done online
Photocopies: $.10 a page. You can put money on your student ID for copy machines. Copy machines also accept change and bills. The Photocopy Center is on the 3rd Floor of Melville, near Circulation.
Our library catalog is part of SEARCH. Use SEARCH to find items in our collection.
It's generally best to begin with a Keyword search in the library catalog. For example:
This search finds 28 records in the library catalog. Many are found because Citizen Kane is mentioned in the Table of Contents of the book, or in notes about the item. These are good leads for finding other items in the library collection, and for otherwise getting your project started.
Subject headings in library catalogs come from a controlled list of terms, therefore a subject search works differently than a keyword search in the catalog. Some EXAMPLES of useful subject headings for the History of Journalism include the following (Note the pattern in the way the centuries are indicated):
JOURNALISM -- HISTORY
PRESS AND POLITICS -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY
REPORTERS AND REPORTING -- HISTORY
WOMEN JOURNALISTS -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN JOURNALISTS -- BIOGRAPHY
JOURNALISTS -- UNITED STATES -- BIOGRAPHY
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 21ST CENTURY
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 20TH CENTURY
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 19TH CENTURY
JOURNALISTS -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 21ST CENTURY
JOURNALISTS -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 20TH CENTURY
JOURNALISTS -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 19TH CENTURY
AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS -- HISTORY -- 20TH CENTURY
AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS -- HISTORY -- 18TH CENTURY
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY
Older materials may be on Microfilm or Microfiche. Look at the Library Club's tutorial for using the microfilm reader.
If you want to simply browse the library shelves, the basic call number for books on the History of American Journalism is:
PN4855 (4th floor stacks)
See, for example, The History of American Journalism series edited by James D. Startt and Wm. David Sloan.
Main Library Stack (4th floor) PN4855 .H57
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 1: The early American press
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 2: The press of the young Republic, 1783-1833
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 3: The popular press, 1833-1865
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 4: The Gilded Age press, 1865-1900
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 5: The public press, 1900-1945
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 6: The postwar decline of American newspapers, 1945-1965
PN4855 .H57 1994 no. 7: Journalism at the end of the American century, 1965-present
The titles above are linked to the SEARCH record for the book - follow the link to see a brief table of contents for the book in the SEARCH record. You can also see if the book is available on the shelf or if it has been checked out.
Journalism books can be found in the Main or Melville Library, the large brick building north of the SAC.
Most journalism books are located on the 4th floor in the Main Stacks - entrance in South East corner of building. Note: Certain topics may be located in other sections of the library. For example, writing by a sports journalist might be located under Sports with a call number starting with GV. Always check the catalog for the call number before going to find your book.