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COMM 211 - Interpersonal Communication: Research Checklist

Dr. Brianna Lane, Spring 2017

Top Recommended Databases

Off Campus Access - easy access from off campus! Just login to CNU Connect - then use the link to the "Library Databases" at the top of the page, in the champagne bar.

Challenge - 3 questions

Do you know the answers to these three questions?

Finding the Full Text

Use "Journal Finder" - either the link near the article citation, or on the Library's home page.  Just type in the journal name and check for the date you need.

If there are no results -
Use ILLiad, the Interlibrary Loan system to request the article you need
Check for holdings at other local libraries, and take your VTC card and go get the article yourself.
Get more information about the VTC card.

Sample Communication Journals - Watch for these!

Sample journals - be on the lookout for these!

(Links go to JournalFinder)

What is an Academic Journal Article?

Important Note

Most databases offer a draft citation (always double-check these!)

Add the doi from CrossRef if it is not already given.

Other sources for citing in APA syle:
1. Citation Fox from SUNY Albany
2. The APA Style FAQ site

Avoid Plagiarism - give credit to those you quote, and those who inspire you!

Sample article from Communication & Mass Media Complete

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