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Communication & Media Studies : The Portal

Resource guide for the Communication & Media Studies

We are here to help!

We are dedicated to helping you succeed! So, we offer options.

  1. Libguides
  2. Service Desks
  3. Communication Liaison
  4. Research Consultations
  5. Subject Guides
  6. Ask Us Now

Read through this page for descriptions of each option.

Choose the one that works best for you at point of need.

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Access FSU Library resources off-campus. Due to licensing restrictions by our database vendors, many of the electronic resources the Library subscribe to are available only to the FSU students, faculty, and staff. User your FSU id and password for the off-campus access. Fill out the form to report the problem.

Service Desks

Strozier Library has two Service Desks. One is located on the first floor just through the main entrance. The other desk is located in the Scholars Commons, which is in the basement. The Dirac Science Library has a Service Desk positioned immediately to your left as you enter the building. The Desk at the Goldstein Library is located immediately to the right after entering the library on the first floor of the Louis Shores Building (LSB).  Librarians, graduate assistants, and staff are available to provide assistance at any of these locations.

Service Desk Phone Numbers

Strozier Library

2nd floor: 850.644.1486

Basement: 850.644.6061

Dirac Science Library


Goldstein Library



Research Consultations

The Research Consultation service provide FSU studentswith the opportunity to schedule one or a series of in-depth meetings with a librarian to identify the resources and services needed to thoroughly investigate a subject or topic. During consultations librarians can:

1.        Assist in identifying and selecting appropriate resources

2.        Demonstrate advanced search strategies and effective search techniques

3.        Help to identify and locate primary sources

4.        Provide guidance in locating government documents or statistical information

5.        Provide assistance in using research databases and other relevant and reliable information

6.        Assist in gaining access to material held by other libraries

7.        Help with use of citation management software



Each librarian is in the process of creating a libguide just like this one for their subject speciality. These are reminiscent of the basic pages by subject that just listed the most useful databases and contact information for that librarian. Please keep in mind that every guide is under construction.

Direct URL to this Libguide:

URL to all Libguides:

Subject Guides

Each librarian has created a page for their subject speciality. These are accessible by selecting them from the By Subject drop-down menu on the library homepage, which is at , or by visiting and choosing the appropriate link. This pages are currently being replaced by LibGuides.

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