This is the research guide for the Communication Research Capstone course. My name is Brooke Duffy and I am the liaison librarian to the Communication department. Please feel free to contact me throughout the semester if you would like to schedule an appointment to talk about research strategies and locating sources for your final paper.
Below, you will find some database suggestions (on the left) for locating scholarly journal articles to support your research paper.
In the right-hand column - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.
Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.
The video below recaps the peer review process, which you are probably already familiar with. The following are additonal important criteria to consider as you complete your literature reviews:
Can't find the book or article you want?
Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!
Request materials online:
If all else fails, you can always try searching Google Books to see if you can access the partial or full text of the book you need!
Use Google Scholar as shown in class to locate more recent research. Paste in the title of your article in quotes and then click on the Cited By link to see all of the articles that have subsequently cited the original article. This is also a great tool to use to gauge influential an article is - how many times has it been cited?
More information on using Google Scholar:
Part 1: Scholar Settings
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Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.