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Communication & Media


This guide will help you find resources and research related to communication studies and integrated media. It is designed to give you an overview of some of the most useful resources available, but it does not include everything. If you need any assistance, please contact us using one of the Research Assistance boxes located throughout the guide or visit us in the library. 

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King"