Since you will have to verify that your sources are scholarly and reputable, it is not a good idea to use Google to find journal articles.
You will be able to spend less time overall on your research if you use databases available from the Cornette Library.
Start by using the database Communication Source for Communication research.
Another excellent option is to use EBSCO Search via the Databases A - Z button on the Cornette Library home page It will enable you to search most of the EBSCO databases at one time.
Type a phrase in "quotations marks".
Be sure to check the box for Scholarly Articles to search:
After a Discover search, you will have many options to improve the list of full-text articles in the search results, such as:
No. Sometimes an article may only be available in print or on microfilm in the library.
Generally, you will find copies of journals on the second floor of the library--in the Periodicals area.
For a major research project, allow at least one week to find articles that are available online.
You will need about one more week to find the articles that are in print or only available via Interlibrary Loan.
Also, after reading the articles you find first, you may discover that you need to find additional articles that are tricky to find. Allow one week minimum.
Learn more about getting started with the Research Process.
If you see a notification to pay for an article, please do not pay for it.
Every WTAMU student may print 1,500 copies for free per semester.
If researching from off campus, you may email articles to yourself, then print later.
You may also save an article to your computer, then email it to a particular printer on campus using Buff Print.
Also available: Reference Help