Communication research is dispersed among many disciplines, so you will need to consult more than one database. The databases listed below are good places to start your search for journal articles on your topic.
Historical communication research
These non-electronic resources provide brief summaries of articles and can help you locate relevant articles. The call number will indicate where you would go in the library to locate these materials.
Following these tips will help you save time, improve accuracy, and meet requirements of your course.
1. Use the heading or thesaurus tool to identify appropriate terms (MeSH 2013, CINAHL Headings, Thesaurus). Disciplines may use different terms for the same concept. For example, the phrase:
Check for broader, narrower or related terms.
2. Create an EBSCO account to store citations as you conduct your search.
To set up a personal account:
To save items to your My EBSCOhost Folder:
3. Set your Google Scholar preferences to display SDSU links.
Results in Google Scholar will show up with a link Find it at SDSU; click on this link to see if the item is available at SDSU.