If you have ever looked at a Wikipedia page, you know the value of a good overview of a topic you need to research.
Wikipedia has its uses, but there are also some great library resources that can help you get started with a COMS research project. A good background source will:
Check these online books for background information on your communication or media-related topic.
The following tools provide access to reference resources related to communication. These can also be useful for finding background information on your topic.