--Identify your topic
--Explore/Brainstorm your topic
--Identify potential keywords and search term combinations
--Search the databases for articles
--Cite your sources using APA format
Welcome to the COMM 201 research guide! This guide will provide information and resources to help you with your research. Good luck!
--If you end up searching for articles in databases other than Communication and Mass Media Complete, make sure you find articles that deal with interpersonal communication. Use "interpersonal communication" as an additional search term if you need to in order to limit your results to appropriate articles.
--As you find articles that you can use for your assignment, email them to yourself. Create a folder in your Outlook email, and move all emails you send to yourself from the databases to that folder.
--Each person in your group is required to find a certain number of articles, but you each have to find different articles. To keep track of what everyone has already found, create something like a Google Doc that everyone in the group can access. As each person finds an article they want to use, they can input that article's information into the Google Doc. That way everyone in the group can see what articles have already been claimed.