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COMM 30000: Human Communication Theory

Welcome and Getting Assistance

Using the library resources and services here at the Hiram College Library may be a little confusing. Please ask us for assistance.  We're here to help! 

Here are some ways to get assistance:

Contact Janet Vogel, your class librarian. I can be contacted by email (, or stop by my office in the library - after the library renovation opens, my office is right next to the elevator on the 1st floor. Come in any time for help. I'm usually there M-F 8:30-5:30, but you can also make an appointment for additional hours.

Contact any of the librarians using

Contact the Circulation Desk via phone at (330)569-5489, or in-person for questions related to your account, finding call numbers, etc.

This guide points to library resources that will assist you in completing your class papers and research.  The sources listed in this guide will be useful for many other classes as well.

It is very important that you try to use this and other library materials in your research. While Google may be more familiar to you there are many things that Google searches cannot do.

  • Locate materials found in databases you need to pay to access. (This is most of them)
  • Redirect you correctly through our proxy system so as to avoid paying for articles.
  • Decide what materials are valuable and which are of dubious origin.
  • Collect materials into databases which are based on a subject or discipline. 

Combined Search

Search for books using Hiram College Library catalog.

Advanced Search

Click here for the A-Z List of Databases

The A-Z List provides a summary description of each database in the collection. 


Individual Databases:


Databases by Subject:


Search for books at academic libraries across Ohio. Print books can be delivered right to the Hiram College Library and you can request them yourself without having to complete an interlibrary loan form.