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CMST101: Intro to Communication, James: Welcome


This guide is a starting point for students in Brittany James' Intro to Communications class.  It includes tutorials plus recommended finding tools and communication studies sources.

Your Task:  Find relevant and reliable RESEARCH ARTICLES & BOOKS to support your final paper.

  • Identify keywords to search the library databases and ebook collections
  • Bring curiosity, patience, and flexibility to the process

Research databases: what are they and why are they useful?

This tutorial provides an excellent explanation of databases and why they're useful. It was created by the librarians at Yavapai College.

Identify your Search Terms

This tutorial will help students find and generate search terms, or keywords, so they can more easily search library tools such as databases and the catalog.

Searching is strategic

This tutorial will offer students some ways to make their searching more efficient and productive.