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JOURN 161--Bird-Meyer/Winter 2020: Overview

by Cindy L. Yonovich

Research Strategy

Library Resources to use for your assignment—
  • Report Databases--
    • Concise, factual, up-to-date resources for overview & background
    • Use the report databases to help you select a topic
  • Article Databases
    • Sources include magazines, journals & newspapers
    • To find current, cutting edge information & research
  • Reference Databases & Books—
    • Handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias online or in print
    • For overview information, definitions, statistics, etc.
  • Internet Sources—
    • Online information to identify, update & expand your topic
    • Evaluate each site carefully for credibility

Local Newspapers--for local background info

Report Database--for background into

Article Databases--for current, cutting edge info & research

Internet Sources--for current info

Find Online Journals--to find full-text in databases

Reference Databases & Books--for overview, definitions, verification, etc.

COMM 151 / Winter 2020