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Rose Trupiano:

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Journalism

Nia Schudson:

  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts

Valerie Beech:

  • Strategic Communication
  • Advertising
  • Corporate Communication
  • Public Relations

About this guide

This guide was written for Dr. Pokrywczynski's COMM 2500 course in spring 2020.

There are two major assignments addressed:  

  1. Article critiques.
  2. Research project proposal and annotated bibliography.

Getting started:

Not sure what to do your research on?  Beyond a very broad topic, maybe your major?

Start with some of the subject encyclopedias below!

During the library workshop, we will also do some concept-mapping.  Here's the PowerPoint file we'll look at ...

Online reference collections

Start with one of these online collections of reference books.  each contains multiple reference books covering diverse topics.

Sample encyclopedias

Use the databases above and individual online encyclopedias to explore your field.  For example, if you're in public relations, look for ideas in the Encyclopedia of Public Relations linked to below.