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Media Arts & Studies

Research resources for students and researchers in Media Arts & Studies.

ALICE Catalog

ALICE lists the books, videos, magazines, journals and other materials owned or subscribed to by the Ohio University Libraries.

Search the ALICE Catalog here.

When you find an item you want in ALICE, look for a call number. This will tell you where to find the book in the building.

ALICE includes items that are not located in Alden Library. Other possible locations include the Music & Dance Library, the Annex (off campus storage), and regional campus libraries. If you need an item from another library, look for the Intercampus and Annex request button. You'll use your OHIO ID and password to request that the book be sent to Alden Library.

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Databases like ALICE use subject headings to organize materials. These link together books on similar topics. Once you know the subject heading -- which is located near the bottom of the page for a particular book -- you can find other books on the same topic. Here are some subject headings which may be useful for COMS students and researchers.


Safari Tech Books

OU students have access to many online, technology-focused books through the Safari Tech Books database. 

You'll find links to these books in ALICE, but you can also go directly to the database and search there.

You can also access the Safari Tech books on a tablet or mobile device by using this link:

Here is a sample of the audio production titles in Safari. It's also great for finding books on software tools. 

Subjects: Communication