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COMM 300 - Principles of Communication: Home

The library supporting the class that introduces the skills and concepts students need for literacy in communication and provides a broad introduction to the perspectives on communication.

About This Guide....

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.

Using the PSU Library Catalog

This tutorial on searching the catalog provides information about its search features while you are actually using the catalog.

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Linda Absher

Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian

Kris Kern

Professor, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian

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