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Communication Studies: Home

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.


media types and platforms


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Starting Points: Articles

Starting Points: Books & eBooks

See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: journalism activism politics
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "postracial resistance black women, media, and the uses of strategic ambiguity".
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "gonzalez carmen g"

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Use Google Scholar to find journal articles, conference papers, theses & dissertations, academic websites and more in all subjects.  Be sure to set your Google Scholar Settings by clicking on the  button near the top of the screen.  Select Library Links on the left and make sure "University of Washington Libraries - Check for Full-Text @ UW" is checked.  This will link your results to UW Libraries e-journals.


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