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COMM 2377: Intercultural Communication

This Course Guide is designed to help you find the resources you need to complete research project in COMM 2377.

Purpose

This Course Guide is designed to help you find the resources you need to complete research project in COMM 2377.  Many of these resources will focus on intercultural studies, individual cultural groups, or sociological resources.  Remember: if you can't find what you are looking for, contact a librarian for more help.

Research Process

The research process can look different for everyone, and may look different from project to project, but most will have a few common features:

  1. Begin with a question you want answered. What are you most interested in learning?
  2. Decide what type of information you need: do you need newspapers, books, or scholarly articles?
  3. Gather and evaluate information: are your sources current, reliable, applicable, and unbiased?
  4. Is your question answered? Do you need more (or different) information? Do you need to change your question?
  5. Repeat 1-4 until you're ready to use the information: make a decision, write a paper, present, etc.

Don't forget to ask a librarian for help!

     

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Important Databases

Search Tips

Try lots of different search terms.

Search terms in "subject list" in the catalog, or title search.

Combine Search Terms:

Instead of just searching Culture, also try:

  • Religion and Culture
  • Identity and Culture
  • Politics and Culture
  • Society
  • Sociological Issues
  • (your topic) and Culture, etc.

Put phrases in quotes:

i.e. Instead of Asian American Identity,

try "Asian American Identity"

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or article that we don't have, you can get it via Interlibrary Loan Details (ILL).