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Digital Social Media: Research

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Communication informatics falls into several disciplines such as; communication, business, education, technology, etc.. Here are databases to start your research looking for scholarly articles, magazines, trade publications, case studies, and grey literature.

Communication Research Databases

Here are a few databases to begin your research:

Engineering Databases


Business Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

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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. 


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

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organization*  organization, organizations, organizational

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