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A research guide for the study of Communication Arts.

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Book Search Tips!

  1. Keep your search terms more general than you would with an article database;
  2. If you find a great book on your topic, browse the shelves near this book for similar books;
  3. The default search is limited to Loras Library only; if you're not finding enough, expand to other libraries in the region or the world;
  4. When you identify a book that Loras Library does not have, use interlibrary loan to get it;
  5. Many current books are ebooks; don't forget to click on those links;
  6. Need help finding books on our shelves? Here's how to use library call numbers.

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Search the book catalog or use the Search for Books box above.  A keyword search for Communication brings up a list of over 37,000 books, to narrow your results click on one of the subjects below or search using a keyword from your topic. 

If you can't find what you are looking for in our catalog, expand your search to Dubuque Area Libraries to see if other local colleges might have it. Loras students may check books out from other local libraries using your college ID. 

If you still can't find what you are looking for use the Interlibrary Loan button to request it from another library.

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