Research help is always available from global librarians on LibChat -- SDCC librarians periodically handle chats also.
Book a 30-minute individual or small group appointment with a Librarian. In-person or online. (Not available during semester breaks and holidays.)
Communication Studies provides students the opportunity to gain effective communication skills which are essential and highly demanded in educational, professional and social settings. Through critical thinking, observation, and performance, students recognize the importance of messages in an interconnected multicultural community.
-- Description adapted from the Communications Studies Department website, accessed 03/07/2021
Picture: By Romithaten. Public domain from Wikimedia Commons.
Before you start searching, you must identify relevant key terms for your topic. Below are a few examples of key terms to try for communications studies:
|Debate||Interpersonal Communication||Business Communication|
|Oral communication||Vocal Production||Social Media|
|Mass Media||Public Speaking||Written communication|
Here a few examples of politics-related search terms that you can use to find items in the library catalog. Note that adding the word "AND" will combine the key terms to give a narrower set of results:
Tips and tricks:
Need some help with figuring out a research topic or the research process in general? We have guides for those too!
*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.
To get access to library resources from off-campus:
Need help navigating the library website? Check out the quick tutorial below.
Still have questions? Use the chat box to the left to live chat with a librarian 24/7.