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This LibGuide includes resources to support students in Professor Mirando’s Introduction to Communication Theory & Research course.
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Literature Reviews

Here are some useful sites on how to write a Literature Review. 


    Research Articles

    Example of a research article from the Communication and Mass Media Complete database. 

    The Cultivation, Mainstreaming, and Cognitive Processing of Environmentalists Watching Television


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      Research Databases

      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.

      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).

      LEXIS®-NEXIS® Academic-- Provides full-text of: U.S. and international newspapers; business, industry and market news; accounting literature; company financial reports and profiles; legal news and reviews; state and federal case law; state, U.S., Canadian, Commonwealth and E.U. codes and regulations; patents; medical news and journals; state and country profiles; biographies and quotations; polls and surveys and a world almanac.

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


        Background Sources on Research Methods

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        Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods - Paul J. Lavrakas (Editor)
        Call Number: Available Online
        ISBN: 9781412918084
        Publication Date: 2008

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        The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods - Michael S. Lewis-Beck; Alan Bryman; Tim Futing Liao
        Call Number: Reference Room Stacks, H62 .S34 2004
        Publication Date: 2004

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        Statistics Translated - Steven R. Terrell
        Call Number: 4th Floor Book Stacks, HA35 .T47 2012
        Publication Date: 2012

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        Communication Research Measures II - Rebecca B. Rubin; Elizabeth Graham; Elizabeth M. Perse; Alan M. Rubin; David Seibold
        Call Number: 4th Floor Books Stacks, P91.3 .C623 2009
        Publication Date: 2009


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