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Communication Studies

Introduction to Library Research

Basic Reference Resources

REF indicates a print resource located in the Reference stacks on the 1st Floor of the Fogler Library.

Finding Books and Articles

Use the following online catalogs to find books, videos, microforms etc. on your topic:

Selected subject headings:

  • Communication
  • Communication -- Philosophy
  • Communication -- Sex differences
  • Communication in medicine
  • Communication in organizations
  • Communication -- Social aspects
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Nonverbal communication

To find resources relevant to your topic use the following online indexes:

  • Academic Search Complete - scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete - research and reference resource with coverage of more than 500 journals in the communication and mass media fields
  • CQ Researcher - in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy; reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc; each report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist
  • Film & Television Literature Index - film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews
  • Google Scholar - access to full-text library-licensed resources
  • Lexis/Nexis Academic - national and international news
  • Maine Newsstand - local news, including the Bangor Daily News
  • PsycInfo - index to the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines
  • Sociological Abstracts - international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences
  • Alliance for Audited Media - Audited circulation reports, circulation data and publishers' statements for newspapers, consumer magazines, business publications and farm publications from the US, Canada, and other countries.

Public Opinion Resources

Article Linker - find out how to locate full text articles retrieved from online databases that have this icon

Identifying scholarly journals vs. popular and trade magazines

Selected Online Resources

Advertising Resources


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research.
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

Where to go for assistance

Revised by: Jen Bonnet | Revised: 06/30/2014
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