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COMM 375: Academic Research

Business and Professional Communication

Search Tips

When possible use the Advance Search feature

use "  " to group concepts "consumer attitudes" and spending

use truncation symbol *

Truncate a root word such as plan to get all forms of the word, i.e.  plan* will retrieve plan, plans, planning and planned

use syynonyms related to your topic:  philanthropy

charitable contributions



gift giving

Addtional Resources

If you need additional resources checkout the Research Guide for other subjects.

Otherwise, click the Browse by Subject if you need additional subject specific resources

Communication Research Databases

Here are a few databases to begin your research:

Quick Search (Summon)

Above is a simple Summon search box. You can search Quick Search for articles from various electronic sources.

Case Studies

Here are a few databases to locate Case Studies: