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CMGT 540: Uses of Communication Research

Uses of Communication Research

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Once you have identified your topic, check to see if it is too specific, if it is, work toward a general focus. This will help you  generate a list of keywords, or concepts related to your topic


travel, tourism, e-commerce, "mobile devices", smartphones, United States,vacations, digital travel, etc....

Use AND, OR, NOT to connect your phrases/keywords

to locate both smartphones AND travel

to locate either word U.S. OR United States

to locate (the first word) vacation NOT trip

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travel*  travels, travelers, traveling, traveled

Case Studies

Here are a few databases to locate Case Studies:

Sage Research Methods

Selecting a research method is important. Use Sage Research Methods to locate examples.

Trade Publications

Trade Publications

Communication Research Databases

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

Use the Advance Search to locate some of the following materials:

Types of resources
Peer Reviewed Case Studies
Trade Journals Reports
Magazines Book Chapters
Newspapers Analysis

Here are a few databases to begin your research:

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