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HONR 204A: Communication & Health Disparities

This guide is designed to help students enrolled in Dr. Totzkay's "Comm & Health Disparities" course conduct research.

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Understanding Call Numbers

A call number is a combination of letters and numbers which identifies the location and subject matter of books and other library resources. Think of a call number as an address for a book on the library shelf. Be aware that books on similar subjects will appear next to each other. Locate call numbers on the spine of a book or at the upper left-hand corner.

Most academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to generate call numbers. Most books in the field of criminal justice and criminology can be found in the following call number ranges:

  • R
    RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine

Health Communication books will be housed within WVU's Downtown Campus Library will be on the 6th floor. Many titles may be held at the Health Sciences Library on the Main Level.

Suggested Subject Headings

Subject Headings are terms or phrases that best summarize the overall contents of a work and provide access to its most important topics. To search by subject term, navigate to the Advanced Search, select "subject" as the drop-down option, and paste the appropriate subject term in the search box. Apply additional filters as needed.

screenshot depicting the advanced search with a subject search for Communication in public health.The following subject headings will be relevant to this class assignment: