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COMM 2310: Writing About Communication: Overview

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Getting Started with Research

This guide contains select print and electronic resources for the study of Communication. You'll need to find books, popular and scholarly articles and other sources about a particular communication topic.

By the end of this class you will:

  • Know the difference between web and library resources and popular and scholarly sources
  • Understand the sources for scholarly resources in Communication at Cornell University Library
  • Understand that there are different but equally valid ways of conductingour research:
    • You can start by finding news or other popular information on your topic, and then searching for related scholarly articles
    • Or, it's just as valid to start your research by lookin for scientific studies on your topic, and then searching through the popular press and  the Web for further information.
  • Search article databases and retrieve peer-reviewed scholarly articles easily

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