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CMST& 101: Introduction to Communication Studies with Erin Davison: Finding Academic Articles

Finding academic articles

Use one or more of the library databases below to locate academic (scholarly) articles relating to communication theories.

Search within a journal

You can search for articles in these communication journals; however, not all of the articles are available for free.  You only want articles that are freely accessible.  Look for this image next to the article title:

  Click on Download full text.


Here is an example of how to search for a scholarly article in Academic Search Premier.  To create effective searches, develop a list of keywords and use the "AND" to connect the words.  This will help focus your search so you will receive a reasonable number of articles which are highly relevant to your research needs.


Click on "Search" for a list of results.