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COMM 4390: Communication Theory

This guide supports the COMM 4390 Communication Theory course.

Identify and Generate Keywords

Identify keywords related to your topic so that you can find relevant information.  Many fields of study use different terms to describe the same thing.  Below is an example of how you can turn your research question into keywords:

chart outlining keywords. full text is available in document below.

Image copied from Ohio Northern University - Heterick Memorial Library CAMS 4331: Communication Theory LibGuide

Some Keyword Generators on the Web

How to Generate Search Terms - Univesity of Texas Libraries

Developing a Research Question - University of Michigan Libraries