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

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

Identifying Search Terms

Keywords are the words you type into a search box to search for information on your topic. The words you use to describe your topic may be different from the words used by scholars in the field of Communication. For example, scholars who study nonverbal communication might also use terms such as body language or gesture.

Watch the video below for a short tutorial on keywords. If you have trouble finding information on your topic, ask a librarian for help choosing the best keywords to use in your search.