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MCOM 4213 Mass Communication Law & Ethics

Legal & ethical issues likely to confront media professionals.

Books & eBooks

Books for You

Scholarly books contain in-depth information and can cover a topic more thoroughly than articles.

See the tips for searching our catalog and the suggested book titles.

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How to Find Books in the Catalog


Type any term, such as psychology or modeling. Remember, keyword searching only looks for your term. There’s no guarantee the results will be about your term.


Type any known words from the title. Avoid articles like a or the.


Use Last name, First name or First name Last name order.

Detail of catalog limiters, set to limit to the NWOSU collection.
An example of limiters available in the catalog.
  • To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Library Services to discover items held at NWOSU.

  • By Format (book, article, etc.) to get materials of a particular type.

  • Select the Advanced Search option to refine your search or use the options in left sidebar after you have begun your search.

  • Use quotes around phrases like "social media" or "college athletes".

  • A search for books will include both print books and eBooks, but can be limited to either format.

    Screenshot of catalog with the words book and eBook highlighted.
    An example search containing both books and eBooks.
  • Use the Boolean operators and, or, and not.


    • Soviet and Russian

    • "Soviet Union" or Russia

    • Mexico not New

    Note: Some databases and search engines require that Boolean operators be typed in all caps to distinguish them from search terms.

  • To truncate a search term, enter a minimum of the first three letters followed by a question mark (?) or an asterisk (*).

    Example: child* or infant*

  • Use parentheses to create more precise searches.

    Example: (games or toys) and (child* or infant*)

Search Hints

Try searching the catalog using these words or phrases:

  • mass media

  • ethics

  • ethical aspects

  • moral aspects

  • law

  • politics

  • legislation

  • objectivity

  • journalism

  • freedom of press

Suggested Books

The following is a selection from our catalog.

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