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* Communication: Communication Research @ UK

"The transmission or exchange of information, knowledge, or ideas, by means of speech, writing, mechanical or electronic media, etc." – Oxford English Dictionary

Welcome to the UK Libraries Guide for Research in Communication

This guide has been created for you! The guide includes some reminders regarding the basics of research, plus the guide will lead you to more advanced resources in communications research. We can help you at many stages of the research process, including identifying appropriate information resources as well as provide guidance for finding resources for literature reviews and many other types of research projects. Please contact me directly or contact us via Ask Us

Become a Library Power User

Make sure you can access all your accounts.
  • Your InfoKat account: find due dates, renew books, see any fines, track your requests, save records and searches. Learn more about your borrowing privileges.
  • Your linkblue account: get off-campus access to databases, articles, e-books, and more.
  • Your ILLiad account (uses your linkblue credentials): place orders, renew loans, access articles. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.
  • It's a great idea to create your own accounts in EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Web of Science Core Collection, and other resources to save searches, records, make lists, etc.
You can get in-depth research help.
You can request the library materials you need for your research.
If you have any questions, please ask your librarian! We're here to help you.

Overview of InfoKat Discovery

This short video provides an overview of InfoKat Discovery, which is UK's library catalog plus additional resources, including content from some (not all!) article databases and local digital collections. 

Try starting with a keyword search

  1. Enter words that describe your topic (names, places, events, etc.).

  2. When you find a book on your topic, examine its subject headings for relevance to your topic.

  3. Click on a hyperlinked subject heading to perform subject heading search and retrieve related books.

Recommended For: Students (or anyone unfamiliar with InfoKat Discovery)


Length: 2:24

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Debbie Sharp
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