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Reference Sources

QUICK TIP!...Subject encyclopedias and other reference books are good for background reading on a topic to find out what the general consensus is and what research questions might be viable.

  • Find a selection of print sources available in the reference section on the Library Guide for Communication and Journalism Resources.
  • Search the library catalog for reference books by typing "ref AND [your topic]" into the search box.
  • You may need to identify the broader subjects of which your topic is a part in order to find useful reference books (e.g., "music," "popular music," "popular culture," rather than "hip-hop.")

Resources for APA Style


This Library Guide is intended to help you find the best sources for your research. The Books and Media and Article Indexes and Databases tabs are organized to show you how to develop a search strategy using various library and Internet resources. The Scholarly Articles tab reviews the characteristics of scholarly articles. The Communication and Journalism Journals tab provides a list of core journals in these fields that we have in print or full-text access online. As questions arise, don't hesitate to contact me or use our Ask-a-Librarian service.

In-Library Work Sessions

In-Library Session (held in Library 118 on the first floor in the smaller computer lab):

Thursday, February 16 9:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

For the in-library session this semester, you will be introduced to a variety of resources that have proven useful in researching topics related to human communication.

Subject Guide

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Office: LIB 113B


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