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COMM 297 Egan: Topics & Keywords

Information Literacy Instruction Goals

  • Search multidisciplinary databases to find full text articles on a topic; use "Find It" links to find full text of articles.
  • Search WorldCat Discovery to identify books and other materials owned by the library; find a book on the shelf using its LC call number.

Literature Review Preparation

To successfully complete the Article Analysis assignment, a full-fledged review of literature, and your big research project, you will need the following: 

  • A substantive research topic statement.
  • Keywords derived from that statement - to be used searching the library's tools.
  • A knowledge of important journals in Communication research
  • Familiarity with using the library's search tools to find articles within those journals
  • Familiarity with the anatomy of an article citation
  • Ability to recognize how the research was done and conclusions from it