This is our all-in-one "discovery layer" called EBSCO Discovery Search (EDS) which searches across the 5 college library catalog, our local digital repositories, as well as many (not all) of our subscription databases.
The Five College Library Catalog lists books, eBooks, reference books, videos, audio recordings, government documents, microforms, archives, and all other material owned by the UMass Libraries as well as Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire & Amherst College. Circulating books are arranged by call number in the stacks. Search for known items using "Title begins with..." or "Author" (last name, first name). Search for books on a topic using "Subject begins with..." or "Subject keyword." To order books not available here, click the Request Item button in the book record, and enter your library barcode number.
Like most U.S. academic libraries, the UMass Amherst Libraries uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system of subject headings, each of which has a unique call number range. Journalism is a subset of Language and Literature (P) and is in the subclass range PN 4699-5650. Within the PN range it breaks down like this:
|Library of Congress Call #||Subjects|
|PN 4699-5650||Journalism. The periodical press, etc.|
|PN 4735-4748||Relation to the state. Government and the press. Liberty of the press.|
|PN 4775-4784||Technique. Practical journalism|
|PN 4825-4830||Amateur journalism|
|PN 4832-4836||Magazines and other periodicals|
|PN 4840-5648||By region or country|
|PN 5650||The Jewish press|
Other Library Catalogs
UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty can expand their research by searching other library catalogs and requesting material not available locally.
Public and academic libraries in Central and Western Massachusetts, searchable together or individually, plus the catalog of the State Library of Massachusetts.