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Communication 121 & 122 – Interpersonal Communication – Finding Research Articles: Home

This guide provides students with tips and recommended resources for finding research articles on topics related to Communication.

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Your Assignment

Star Wars characters talking in New York CityYour assignment requires you to find and review research articles on a topic related to interpersonal communication. For help finding research articles, go the the “Research Articles” tab on this guide. For help distinguishing research articles from other articles, go to the “Is it a Research Article?” tab.


"Discussion," a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 image by Martin Frey.

Getting Started

The information and videos on the following pages of this guide will help you search for and identify research articles in communication journals. 

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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