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COMM 371: Nonverbal Communication  

This LibGuide includes resources to support students in Dr. Claudia McCalman's Nonverbal Communication course.
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Empirical Research Articles

Use the handout below to distinguish the parts of a standard empirical research article. 

APA Citation Style


NOTEA number of errors have been found in the first printing of the 6th edition. The APA has issued Corrections to First Printing. Sims Library has obtained the corrected second printing

REFERENCE ROOM READY REFERENCE (Non-Circulation) BF 76.7 .P83 2010


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    Research Databases

    Business Source Complete -  Indexes over 10,000 scholarly business journals, including full-text for more than 9,000 business and industrial/technological publications.

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    Communication Abstracts
     -- Indexes and abstracts international journal articles, reports, and books in the fields of general communication, mass communication, small group communication, organizational communication, journalism, public relations, radio, public opinion, speech, and television.

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    Communication and Mass Media
     -- Indexes, abstracts and provides acesss to selected full-text articles from the Mass Media Articles Index(MMAI) produced by Penn State University and CommSearch, produced by the National Communication Association (NCA).

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    ProQuest Research Library-- Indexes, abstracts and provides selected full-text of popular and scholarly periodicals from many disciplines. 

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    PsycINFOContains citations and abstracts of scholarly journal articles (from more than 1,700 journals), chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations in psychology and related social science disciplines.

    LIMIT YOUR SEARCH: Peer Reviewed; Methodology > EMPIRICAL STUDY  


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