This guide is suggested for students of COM1200 or those interested in media research.
Communication Subject Guide - For more communication resources.
E-Reference Resources are a good place to explore potential research topics right from your dorm room! If you have a topic in mind, specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries can give you invaluable background information, as well as important keywords for researching the topic.
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There are also a couple of e-reference resources that can help answer your questions about research methodology.
Communication and Mass Media Complete This database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present.
Communication Abstracts Abstracts articles from journals, conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents. Includes scientific research and government policies.
ComAbstracts From the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship, this is a database of the abstracts of primary literature for communication studies. Strong tools for browsing such as concept explorer, idea monkey, and index searches.
Once you have identified a useful article, check to see whether it is available in full text from that database. You will see a link or an icon for an HTML or PDF version of the article (sometimes the full article is displayed below the abstract). If the article is not available in full text through that database, it may still be available through another vendor. Click the find it button to see if it is available. This will take you to the 360Link screen:
RefWorks is a Web-based software package designed to help you easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
See the Library Guide to Refworks for more information.