Background Information

 Communication Subject Reference

Reference works are an important source for concept definitions, overview articles, and short bibliographies. They can point you towards key works in the literature on your topic. To find reference articles in communication, start with the resources below, search the library for additional encyclopedias, handbooks, and bibliographies, or contact a librarian.

  Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

  Encyclopedia of Communication Theory

  Oxford Bibliographies: Cinema and Media Studies

  Encyclopedia of Health Communication

  Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

  International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies

  International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication

  Encyclopedia of Public Relations

  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

  Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

Finding Scholarly Literature

 Search for Books

 Search for Articles

  Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

  Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)

  Project Muse

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

  ComAbstracts (CIOS)

Accessing Library Materials

Full Text Articles

There are many ways to find out if Falvey has the full text of an article when you have the article citation. Check out the Finding Full Text guide for more information.


To search Falvey’s book collection, go to the Search Tab.  Use the drop-down menu to search by the title or author of the book you are looking for.

Interlibrary Loan

Articles and books that are not owned by the library can be easily borrowed through our interlibrary loan systemILLiad is best for requesting articles, and E-Z Borrow is the preferred method for requesting books that are available in that system.

Citing in APA Style

  • If you find the Publication Manual confusing, try the APA Online Tutorial.  This video guide is clear and easy to watch.  It gives a thorough overview of how to format your paper and cite your sources.