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Thomas Library

Communication: General Resources

I. Books:

EZRA- Catalog of books and other materials in Wittenberg's library
OhioLINK- Combined catalog of more than 70 Ohio academic libraries
Encyclopedia of communication theory [ebook]
OhioLINK E=Book Collection: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/ebooks/ebc/9781412959377
Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook
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Reserve: P 91.3 .C62 2004
A guide to existing scales, surveys and other instruments used in communication research. Note, despite the 2004 copyright, this is reprint of a 1994 volume, so this does not include new measures from the last 20 years.
See Mental Measurements Yearbook for more instruments, mostly psychological in nature
Communication Research Measures II: A Sourcebook
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Reserve: P91.3 .C623 2009
Measures of personality and social psychological attitudes
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Main Stacks: BF698.4 .M38 1990
See also other books of meaures on reserve for COMM 300:

James McCroskey's list of Communication Research Measures

II. Databases for Finding Journal and Newspaper Articles: Some Places to Start:

Communication & Mass Media Complete - Indexing and some full text for articles in communication.
ComAbstracts - Basic index to journal articles on communication
Academic Search Complete - indexes about 1800 periodicals; full text for many. Includes academic journals as well as popular magazines.
Social Science Citation Index - indexes and abstracts of articles in the social scieces, including links to related articles (citing or cited by the article in question).
Lexis-Nexis Academic - - indexes many newspapers back as far as 20 years; almost all full text

SocINDEX - covers major journals in the field of sociology
PsycInfo - Psychological Abstracts online, 1967-
Business Source Complete - Extensive index to business and management periodicals; some full text

See also All Indexes & Databases.

III.   Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg:

Journals the Library Has - searchable list of print and electronic titles available at Witt
EZRA, the library catalog

At other Ohio academic libraries:

OhioLINK Central Catalog  (Note: you cannot get periodicals via OhioLINK; use Interlibrary Loan instead.)

VI. Evaluating and Citing Resources

Scholarly v. Popular Articles - what is the difference and why should you care
Evaluating Sources - is this content you can trust?

V. Statistics:

VI. People Resources:

For help by e-mail, contact Ken Irwin (kirwin@wittenberg.edu),who is library liaison with the Communication Department.  You could also phone him at 937-327-7594 with a quick question or to set up an appointment for an individual consultation.  Or, stop by the library, phone the reference desk at 937-327-7511, or send e-mail to the reference desk.



Compiled by Ken Irwin, based on earlier work by Gina Entorf, Wittenberg University Library