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The History and Future of the American Press

Help Finding Biographies of Journalists

Journalism books can be found in the Main or Melville Library, the large brick building north of the SAC.

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.

Guide to Call Numbers in Journalism:

Featured Biographies

Below are a list of recommended biographies that are available at the library. You can use the search box at the right to find additional biographies that are available. You will see that most of the biographies have call numbers that start with PN4874. That means they are located in the same area of the library - in this case on the 4th floor of the Main Stacks. So you can also go up and browse through the bookcases to find additional biographies. Be sure to check with your instruction before using a book that is not on the list he provided.

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