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Information & Communication Studies: Books & eBooks

Information about books, journals, databases, offical publications and other useful information and communication studies resources.

Where in the Library?

Most print material related to information & communication studies is held on level 4 of the James Joyce Library Library

Level 4 Floor Plan

Computer science material can also be found on level 4 of the James Joyce Library.

Finding Books using OneSearch

Watch a short tutorial on how to find print books and ebooks using OneSearch:

Short Loan & 4-Hour Collections

Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.

4-Hour Collection

The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.

Books for Information & Communication Studies

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. You can also browse the collection to find books for your research. The relevant shelf marks include, but are not limited to:

  • 020 Library and Information Sciences
  • 021 Relationships of libraries, archives, information centers
  • 022 Administration of physical plant
  • 023 Personnel management (Human resource management)
  • 025 Operations of libraries, archives, information centers
  • 026 Libraries, archives, information centers devoted to specific subjects
  • 027 General libraries, archives, information centers
  • 028 Reading and use of other information media


A selection of useful book titles available via UCD Library include:

Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful ebook titles and ebook databases available via UCD Library include:

Reference items are helpful for finding background information; definitions and spelling; facts and figures; translations; statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information

Useful online reference material for Information & Communication Studies include:

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others. (source: UNESCO)