Journalism: Call numbers

Browse the shelves

Most Monash University libraries use the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme to organise books and journals. The most efficient way to locate material in the library is to Search   the library catalogue, however the following may be useful as a guide when browsing the shelves.

Number Subject
070.172 Newspapers
070.19 Broadcast news
070.4 Journalism
070.49 Photojournalism
070.94 Australian newspapers
174.9097 Journalistic ethics
302.2 Communication
302.23 Media
302.230994 Media Australia
303.376 Censorship
303.4833 Digital communications
323.445 Freedom of the press
343.94099 Mass media law and legislation Australia
384 Telecommunications
384.54 Radio broadcasting
384.55 Television broadcasting
621.38 Digital telecommunications
659.1 Advertising
686.2252 Desktop publishing
791.44 Radio Programs
791.45 Television programs
808 Writing style guides

Understanding call numbers

Each book in the library has a unique call number. Call numbers are attached to the spine or front of each item.

The call number assigned to an item indicates its subject matter, author, title and date of publication.

Books with similar subject content will be near each other on the shelves.

Not all books will be in the same place, sometimes call numbers seem inconsistent, this is because cataloguing practices have changed over time.

Every part of the number is important for finding an item.