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:
Getting Started- Learn how to kick-start your paper by focusing on your topic and finding great starting points.
Literature Review: An Overview - Resources and tips on building your literature review.
Articles & Databases - 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.
Communication Journals - List of important scholarly journals in communication and related disciplines.
Understanding & Managing Citations - Resources on reading, creating and interpreting citations to locate articles or build a reference list..
Since Communication can be interdisciplinary, you may need to search databases in other subjects, such as sociology, business, political science, etc.