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CMN 505: Methods in Applied Communication Research

This guide supports the Methods in Applied Communication Research course. Discover how to find information from multiple perspectives surrounding a topic.

Introduction to Library Research

Research needs and requirements vary with each assignment, project or paper. Although there is no single "right" way to conduct research, certain methods and skills can make your research efforts more efficient and effective. The library will be an invaluable resource to you when beginning your research. 

In this guide you will:

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