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COMM 110: Foundations of Human Communication: Resources & Research Tips

Recommended Databases

Searching EBSCO Databases:

After clicking on Academic Search Complete, all recommended EBSCO databases* (so marked) can be searched simultaneously by clicking "Choose Databases," checking the box next to the database name and clicking OK. 

Google Tips

Google Web Search

Quotation Marks: search "college students" as a phrase

Asterisk: volunteer* searches for volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Domain Search: limit search to a specific domain
EXAMPLE: "college students" volunteer* site:org

Research Tips

Find Subject Headings

  • Use keywords to find a good article
  • Click on the title
  • Click Detailed Record icon on the left side of the screen
  • Use Subject Terms to focus your search
  • Look at Author Supplied Keywords and the abstract for additional keywords


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