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Appendix C: Journalism: A Guide to Recent Literature - Section 12. A Library User's Guide for Journalism and Mass Communication Subjects
This brief guide is designed to help users in library shelf searches on most aspects of journalism and mass communications. Almost any library of significance has an online guide or other materials on how to best utilize that particular library—and this section is intended to supplement such published material. Although there are many schemes for organizing libraries, this guide covers the two most common systems used in academic and public collections. Indeed, many libraries use both as they decided some years ago to switch from the Dewey to Library of Congress (LC) system, but lacked funds and manpower to totally reclassify existing collections (indeed, this guide had its inception in difficulties arising from use of just such a library). The two systems detailed here are: DEWEY DECIMAL (Dewey): Compiled by Melvil Dewey as the earliest of “modern” systems of library organization, the system first appeared in 1876 and has LIBRARY ...