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Communications: Finding Sources

Research and library help for Communications courses

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Power Search Tools

Use these to find all types of source, including research starters (explainers), scholarly/academic sources and popular sources, such as news, magazines, books, and more.

Scholarly / Academic Sources

Books and book chapters published by university presses are often overlooked scholarly sources. Try searching the ebook collections for more.

Librarian Favorite: Oxford University Press publishes scholarly topic explainers in their series, A Very Short Introduction. 


Most people think of journal articles when they look for scholarly sources. To find these, use any Power Search Tool, or try one of these specialty tools.

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Need help using scholarly sources? Try these explainers.

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