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COM 308 - Advanced Research Methods in Communication

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Communication Research Measures

Research Databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete - thisdatabase has the most comprehensive coverage of Communication journals. 

PsycInfo - the primary index of psychological literature as well as related disciplines such as medicine, sociology, linguistics and other areas.

SocIndex - offers in-depth coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas.

Sociological Abstracts - covers theoretical and applied sociology, social science & policy science. Includes sociological aspects of anthropology, gender studies, family studies, urban studies, social psychology and more. 

Google Scholar - enables you to search Google specifically for scholarly literature and find cited articles. 

Academic Search Premier - a multidisciplinary database that provides full-text access to over 3,600 peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

ComAbstracts - indexes articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication field. 

APA Citation Assistance

APA Web Guide from the OWL at Purdue  

A comparably thorough and easy to use guide, only for APA.

Style Wizard
This interactive site guides you through writing individual citations one step at a time.  Steps for each part of a citation explains how information for that part should be entered. 

Citation Fox
Contains templates and examples for over 500 different resource types, sorted by type of resource (book, journal article, etc.)  Provided by the University Libraries at University at Albany SUNY

Literature Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies

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