Welcome to the  Communication Subject Guide...

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into Communication area.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers     

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

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The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

  • Business communication                  HF5717-5734.7
  • Communication. Mass media        P87-96
  • Journalism. The periodical press, etc       PN4699-5650
  • Broadcasting     PN1990-1992.92
  • Telecommunication    TK5101-6720


Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Language, Literature and Communication, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Language, Literature and Communication:

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in Language, Literature and Communication.

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.

Reference Works

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet.

Reference Works (Statistical Sources) Directories

  1. Communication research statistics. P93.7 R364
  2. Perangkaan perkhidmatan: perkhidmatan maklumat dan komunikasi = Services statistics: information and communication services. HD9999 M3J11
  3. Banci ekonomi: teknologi maklumat dan komunikasi = Economic census: information and communication technology. HC79 I55M239                                                                                                                                                                                         

  1. Asian mass communication institutions:teaching, training and research:a directory.   P92 A75A832 1975


Handbooks Dictionaries

  1. A dictionary of communication and media studies. P87.5 W339 1997
  2. Dictionary of media and communications. P87.5 D179
  3. Dictionary of media and communication studies. P87.5 W339 2006
  4. NTC's mass media dictionary. P87.5 E47
  5. Kamus komunikasi massa. P87.5 K15
  6. A dictionary of media and communication. P87.5 C455
  7. Dictionary of broadcast communications. PN1990.4 D537 1991
  8. Dictionary of media and communication studies.
  9. Dictionary of acronyms and technical abbreviations: for information and communication technologies and related areas. TK5102 V871 2001
  10. Dictionary of marketing and communication: including advertising, market research and public relations, with a selection of terms and references from distribution, printing, photography, publishing, radio and television and the social sciences. HF5415 J438
  11. Historical dictionary of journalism. PN4728 E37 2009


Internet Sources

  1. Encyclopedia of rhetoric and composition: communication from ancient times to the information age. PN172 E56
  2. Encyclopaedia of mass communication. P87.5 E56
  3. Encyclopedia of communication and information. P87.5 E56
  4. The international encyclopedia of communication. P87.5 I61
  5. The encyclopedia of American journalism. PN4728 P191
  6. Encyclopaedia of mass communication. P87.5 E56
  7. Encyclopedia of television. PN1992.18 E56 2004
  8. The international encyclopedia of communication. P87.5 I61
  9. Encyclopedia of political communication. JA85 E56

  1. The Media Encyclopedia
  2. International      Encyclopedia of Communication
  3. The Encyclopedia of Television
  4. Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies;jsessionid=C1124CC2094344138D7DE7E4A922A14D?lang=eng


This is a list of the notable Language, Literature and Communication organizations includes intergovernmental, governmental or non-governmental.



  1. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
  2. Ministry of Communication and Multimedia
  3. Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
  4. Malaysian Communication Styles  Communication-Style.html
  5. National Film Development Corporation Malaysia
  6. National Union of Journalists Malaysia
  7. Citizen Journalists Malaysia
  8. Radio Televisyen Malaysia
  9. Kementerian Penerangan Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan

  1. Australian Press Council
  2. Australian Writers' Guild
  3. Australian Centre for Independent Journalism
  4. Center for Media Literacy
  5. Center for International Media Ethics CIME
  6. Communications and Media Law Association
  7. Committee to Protect Journalists
  8. International Center for Journalists

  9. International Journalist's Network (IJNET)

  10. International Speech Communication Association

  11. International Communication Association

  12. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

  13. Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance

  14. Network Insight Institute

  15. Poynter @ A Global Leader in Journalism

  16. Telecommunications Industry Organizations and Associations 


This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on Language, Literature and Communication available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.

Related Databases

  1. ABC Media Watch htttp://                                                                                                             
  2. Classic Television Database
  3. Cyberspace, Hypertext and Digital Media
  4. Internet Archive: TV News Archive
  5. Media studies
  6. Media and Communications Site
  7. Museum of Broadcast Communications Archives
  8. Museum of Broadcast Communications
  9. News Manual (Professional resource for journalists and the media)
  10. TerraMedia
  11. Television News Archive
  12. TV Guide
  13. Voice of Shuttle: Media Studies
  14. Communication Links Web Navigation

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  • Avoid Plagiarism & Respect the Intellectual property and Copyright issues
  • Your ideas will be supported with fact
  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further    

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APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)  BF76.7 P976 2001
  •  APA Style  

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

RefWorks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles


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