To write your research paper you need to find "sources": academic/scholarly/peer-review articles, books and book chapters, videos, all of these are types of "sources" of information that you need to write about a topic.
Tips for searching for communication studies research:
Searching for articles in communication studies is not hard but it needs some planning before starting:
Other keywords terms to use:
When searching a communication database or journal, you don't need to use the words "communication studies". Search using the keywords that best describe your research topic.
These following databases are good places to start looking for peer-reviewed, scholarly and/or academic journal articles (all these terms refer to the same type of article). To find only articles from scholarly journals select the option Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals in the Limit your Search option.
This is a brief list of selected Journals in Communication.
When you're looking for marketing or advertising research, you'll need to go a little further afield! Here are some databases to get you started.
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