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Ask-A-Librarian: Online research assistance. You can email or chat with library staff for help finding research. During the online-only period, the phone number will NOT be answered.
Richter Library Remote Services: This page lists all of the available UM Libraries online services during the COVID-19 emergency.
Undergraduate Essentials: Recommended resources at the library for undergraduates, many of which are online.
Graduate Essentials: Recommended resources at the library for graduate students, many of which are online.

Where to Start

Welcome to the Communication subject guide. This guide is designed to get you started on your research by providing links to the basic databases and websites used in all the different field of communication.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the info in the box to your right.

Quick start

Are you looking for journal articles? Use Communication and Mass Media Complete.

If you're looking for books or DVDs, use uSearch.

If these don't meet your needs, click on the tab above which best describes your area of research to see additional resources.

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Methodology & Style Manual

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association

Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010



APA style guide to electronic references

Call Number: PN171.F56 A63 2007


Style manual for communication studies - John Bourhis, Carey Adams, Scott Titsworth.

Call Number: P96.A68 S89 2006 (Richter Reference)

ISBN: 007353420X
uSearch/Library Catalog
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Dictionary of media and communication studies
James Watson and Anne Hill.
P87.5 .W38 2006
Dictionary of marketing communications
Norman A. Govoni.
HF5412 .G68 2004
The MIT encyclopedia of communication disorders
edited by Raymond D. Kent.
RC423 .M56 2004 (Richter Reference)
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General Communication Studies Databases
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Business Communication Databases
Electronic Media Databases
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International Journalism Databases
Web Resources
Newspaper & Other Databases
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General Motion Picture Databases
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Senior Projects
Senior projects such as scripts are available online through the Libraries' Scholarly Repository. You may view the list here.
Web Resources
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Historical News Resources
Electronic News Resources
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