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Media and Humanities: Books

A collection of information resources and guidance for Journalism, Media and Humanities students

New Humanities books in the Drill Hall Library

Cover of Digital Sports Journalism
Cover of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists
Cover of Tort Law
Cover of the Cambridge History of American Literature
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Ebooks are available from each university - these can be accessed from home and in most cases can be used by multiple people at once.

Search your university LibrarySearch, and select ebooks from the left-hand menu. If no ebook option appears, it simply means we don't have any ebooks for that search, but you can always try a different search.


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We try really hard to make sure that you have access to all the resources you need. 

If you:

  • cannot find a reading list text on LibrarySearch
  • think there are too few copies of a text in the library
  • want something specific for your own interest or research

then please send us an email or speak to one of your student representatives.

Introduction - Books, books, books

Books are an essential resource for academic study (though you will need to go beyond them!). Luckily, we have well over 100,000 of them in the Drill Hall Library, and access to thousands of electronic books as well.

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You can find physical and electronic books through your university LibrarySearch, using the options in the left-hand menu.

  • Kent - go to LibrarySearch and ensure you are logged in.
  • Greenwich - log in to the Portal, go to the My Learning (students) or Learning Support (staff) page and click the link to LibrarySearch from here. Ensure you log in. This works much more effectively than going directly to LibrarySearch.
  • CCCU - go to LibrarySearch and ensure you are logged in.

Important dewey areas for Humanities

Subject Dewey number
Journalism/publishing 070-079
Ethics 174.907
Politics 320-329
Broadcasting 384
Radio 791.44
World history 940-999
Subject Dewey number
Constitutional law 342
Labour, education law 344
Criminal law 345
Procedure & courts 347
Laws, regulations, cases 348
Law of specific jurisdictions 349
Subject Dewey number
Theory/Philosophy 801
Dictionaries 803
Literary history & criticism 809
American Literature 810
British Literature 820
International Liteatures 830-890

Perplexed by Dewey?

Books in our library are arranged according to a system called Dewey Decimal Classification.

Drag to arrange the images below in the right order. If you can do this, finding books on the shelves will be a breeze! 

The shelf mark stickers of 10 books from the library.