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University of Portland Clark Library

CST 101: Introduction to Communication Studies: Articles

Best Bets for Communication Studies

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a useful search tool, because you can search the full text of articles. Use it for these purposes:

  • Locate articles when you feel stuck
  • Identify a useful article, and bring it back to Communication Source (etc.), to see how it's described
    • You might find usable subject terms, to help you find similar articles.
  • A useful article can also give you an author to look up in Communication Source.
  • Bring an article to Google Scholar from Clark Library databases, to find newer articles that cite it. See the Chain of Research page for details.
    • Search within citing articles to make sure the newer articles are relevant.

More Resources

Remember to check with your professor before you use articles from other fields/disciplines/journals.

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