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Communication Studies

Learn how to search for books, articles, and other sources that can help with your informative and persuasive speech assignments.

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Researching a Communication Studies Topic

Pencil drawing of a debater with the words "debate and oratory" at the bottomThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your objective and persuasive communication studies assignments.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your communication studies assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as 28 days.
  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.
  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.
  4. Suggested Websites: credible websites for communication studies research.
  5. Films and Videos: films and videos on communication studies topics. 



1909 Tyee - Debate and Oratory Illustration. By Olaf E. Caskin [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons