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Communications Fundamentals of Communcation and Public Speaking: Find an Article

Finding Articles

Locating articles can be tricky. Use the video tutorials below to get an idea of what to look for in a scholarly article. You may then use the search widgets to begin your quest for a scholarly article. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian by coming in to the library, or using the chat, text, and email tools at the bottom of the page.

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Use these resources as a starting place. These encyclopedias and reference sources are not apporpriate sources to cite in your paper, but they are a good way to gain a fundimental understanding of a topic. Doing so will help you discover useful search terms, and to have a solid jumping-off point for the rest of your research. You can also use the read features on Britannica Online to make sure you are pronouncing difficult terms correctly.