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Interpersonal Communication (COMM 2103): Finding Articles

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Research Tips

  • Use keywords in library databases instead of sentences and questions. 
  • To look for an exact phrase, type your phrase within quotation marks ("  "). The results will contain the exact words in the quotation marks.
  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a root word, known as truncation, to retrieve results containing any form of the root word.
    • Example: teen* will find teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers
  • Use filters to refine your results by subject terms/topics, date, type of publication, language, peer-reviewed, etc.
  • Some databases use Boolean Operators. Narrow or expand your search by combining keywords using  AND / OR / NOT operators, as shown below.

Recommended Databases

Below, you'll find a list of databases recommended for the study of communication. However, communication is part of all subjects, and depending on your topic, you may find a more relevant information in a different subject database. Find a complete list of all of TCC Library databases at

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