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CST 101: Introduction to Communication Studies: More Search Strategies

Summary

Additional strategies for locating research include:

  • Using the article information to identify more subject terms
  • Identifying authors and looking them up in Communication Source
  • Locating an older article and searching for it in Google Scholar to find newer articles that cite it (see the Chain of Research page)

Select Article Titles from Your Search Results

Need more synonyms? Identify an article you like, and select the article title to view its Subject Terms list.

Communication Source citation with Subject Terms highlighted

Author Searching

Researchers tend to specialize in an area, so an author's name can lead you to additional research. Change your search to AU Author for best results.

Chapter citation leads to author search in Communication Source and newer articles by that author.

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