Communication Management: Databases

Communication Research Databases

Once you have an area of communication in mind to research, here are a few databases to begin your research:

Sage Research Methods

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


search tips

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. 


organization behavior, theory, group dynamics, externalization, explicit knowledge, theory, tacit knowledge, internal

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

to locate both organizational behavior AND theory

to locate either word information OR knowledge

to locate (the first word) theory NOT study

 * truncation symbol

organization*  organization, organizations, organizational

Types of resources

scholarly articles

trade publications

case studies

government reports

book chapters

white papers

grey literature

Case Studies

Here are a few databases to locate Case Studies:

China Research

Databases specifically focused on China