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Search tips and resource suggestions for research in the field of communications.

Getting Started

speech bubble made up of words related to communicationIn this Guide, you'll find:

  • Reference Sources leads you to suggested background resources.
  • Finding Articles is a list of databases and select communication journals.
  • Finding Books highlights how to search for books and eBooks and features selected communication books at UJ.
  • Speeches highlights resources for finding video, audio, and text of famous speeches.
  • Associations a list of professional associations involved in the field of communication.

Key Resources

Find Background Information

Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources are a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

Selected Reference Books