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Communication Research Resources: Home & Background Sources
This research guide is intended to help students in a broad range of Communication classes. Please use the tabs at the top of the page to find help with the particular area of communication research you need.
General Communication Reference Works
The following online reference works are often useful to students across all areas of communication research.
From Oxford University Press. The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of rhetorci. Its 150 entries, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.
The Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications exhaustively explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. For readers and researchers of all levels, the Encyclopedia provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.
Supports beginning and advanced researchers in every step of a research project, from writing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing up and publishing the findings.