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Communication Studies : Get Started


This guide offers resources to help you with your research in communication studies. Use the menu on the left side of the page to access in-depth information on how to find books, academic articles, journals, news articles, video and more.

If you need more help with your research, you can contact me, schedule an appointment with me for a research consultation, or Ask a Librarian.

Key Resources

For academic articles on communication studies, mass media studies, business, sociology and cultural studies, try these databases:

For current news articles, try these databases:

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If you need immediate help, please chat with a librarian.

What I can do in a consultation:

  • Help you find sources for your project
  • Help you brainstorm research strategies
  • Help you set up a citation manager
  • Help you access online materials
  • Help you request items through Interlibrary Loan

What I can't do in a consultation:

  • Proofread your paper (visit the Writing Center!)
  • Help you choose a topic or verify that your topic is "good" (talk to your instructor!)
  • Find sources for you (that's your job!)

Bottom line: while I am here to support your research process and help you navigate the library, I am not a substitute for your instructor. Questions about assignment requirements, grading, acceptable sources, acceptable topics and deadlines should be directed to your professor or TA.

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