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Communication Studies

Start Your Research with Background Information

Why start with background research?

A good background source will:

  1. Give you an overview of the topic and its sub-topics 
  2. Outline important terms, events, people, places.
  3. Uncover good words to use to search elsewhere.
  4. Offer further readings.

Online reference books for background research:

Check these online books for background information on your communication or media-related topic.

Reference databases for background information

The following tools provide access to reference resources related to communication. These can also be useful for finding background information on your topic. 

Subjects: Communication