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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. 

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Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

A detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication. ebook

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Key Concepts in Media and Communications

Key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies, including the important theories, methods, and debates. ebook

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Key Concepts in Public Relations

Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use overview to the field. ebook

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The AMA Handbook of Public Relations

This book shows you how to combine the tools and techniques to create consistently powerful campaigns. From the American Management Association. REF 659.2 D571a

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Encyclopedia of Media and Communication

An accessible introduction to these disciplines' most important concepts, figures, and schools of thought. REF 302.203 En192d