This text presents strategies for selecting, refining, and researching communication topics, placing special emphasis on using library resources to search for literature. It demystifyies the research process by teaching students library skills, scholarly writing, and acquainting them with the latest research technology tools.
An introduction to research tools for university students in the field of communication. After surveying the strategies of research, specific sources or reference materials are explained and evaluated, including bibliographies, abstracts, professional periodicals, government publications, and electronic search methods. Finally the authors offer advice on how design and conduct research investigations and how to complete literature reviews and other projects. In addition, lists of many sources not explicitly treated in the text are presented at the end of relevant chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)