This research guide is intended to support students in the COMM 200 - Principles of Communication course offered by the Portland State University Department of Communication. Use the tabs above to navigate to the following pages:
Overviews - Learn how to kick-start your paper by focusing on your topic and finding great starting points.
Search Strategy - How to translate ideas and words into a search strategy.
Articles - Find links to article citations and the actual articles. Also learn what kinds of articles are appropriate for your paper.
Books - How to find books and book chapters online and in print.
Understanding Citations - Resources on how to read and interpret citations to locate articles.
Starting a Literature Review - Resources and tips on building your literature review.
Citing Sources - Find links to help you properly cite your sources.
Communication Journals - List of important scholarly journals in communication and related disciplines.
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