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Communication 161 & 162 – Communication in Organizations: Finding Research Articles

This guide provides students with tips and recommended resources for finding research articles on topics related to Organizational Communication. Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.

Finding Articles in Communication Journals

Your assignment requires you to find research articles from scholarly communication journals. Your textbook discusses the research and publication process in the field of organizational communication. See your textbook for a list of journals you can use.

To find research articles from communication journals, you will need to use the Communication and Mass Media Complete database, which provides full-text articles from over 450 journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.

The following five-minute video demonstrates how to use the Communication and Mass Media Complete database to find research articles. For a tips on using advanced search techniques and interpreting your search results, scroll down to the second video.

Video #1 (read the transcript here)

Advanced Search Tricks and Tips

The video below demonstrates some advanced search techniques to help you search more effectively. It also shows you how to evaluate your search results to find the most relevant articles.

Video #2 (read the transcript here)