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Reference Books



SFCC Library's Reference books are available in print and are for in-library use only. These books provide general, historic and background information.  The following are just a few examples:

History of the Mass Media in the United States (R302.23 History)
Articles explain the legal, economic, political and technical developments that have shaped American media from 1690 to 1990. Bibliography included.
Censorship (R363.31 Censors) 3 volumes
Includes almost 1000 articles on censorship in broadcasting, publishing, film and music. Also information on the laws and people involved in censorship issues.
The Media in America (R 302.2308 Hollis)
Short articles on important events in the history of the mass media.
Women and American Television: An Encyclopedia (R791.45 Women)
Female celebrities, shows featuring women and important events that affected women in television in America.
Mass Media and the Constitution: An Encyclopedia of Supreme Court Decisions (R343.43099 H642)
A summary of Supreme Court decisions to 1987.

Locating eBooks

Books & eBooks on Mass Media Topics

Sample titles of a few books that are available on mass media issues.

      Media and politics or government regulation

Locating Books

Check the following subjects in the online Book & Video catalog for indepth information on issues involving mass media:


Film Criticism (791.43)

Freedom of the Press (343)

Journalism (0.70--0.74)

Journalistic ethics (174.9)

Mass Media--Political Aspects (302.23) 

Mass Media --Psychological aspects

Privacy, Right of (323.44)


      Television Broadcasting of the News (791.45)

      Television and Children (302.2345)

      The librarians can assist you in obtaining these books or other titles.  Contact the Reference Desk 509-533-3834 or ASK US 24/7 on this page.


      News and Consumer Data provides news, and consumer data and analytics to answer the most important questions facing the media.

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