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A note on abstracts and indexes

Abstracts and indexes in print or on CD ROM, as described in the Communication Research textbook by Hocking, Stacks, and McDermott, have largely been replaced by article databases that contain a mixture of full-text articles from some periodicals, and abstracts and citations for others. To include abstracts and citations in your database search, simply do not select the "full text only" option.  Articles that are not full-text in any of our databases can be requested through interlibrary loan, which is fast and free.    

Purdue OWL

As discussed during your library class, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University has some great resources that will help you with writing and citing for this class.  

Journal Databases

Use these databases to access the scholarly literature in communication and related fields. 

Newspapers and Magazines

These databases contain current and historical newspapers and general-interest magazines. 

Books and Ebooks

The following is a small sample of books and ebooks in the library collection that deal with designing and carrying out research studies in communication and social sciences.  

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