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COM 3928: Communication Research Methods (All Sections): Books

Finding Books

The catalog provides access to the library holdings of Appalachian State University (books, movies, music scores, music CDs, government documents, audiobooks, and more).

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Subject searching in the library catalog

You will find relevant books on research in communication in a number of sections of the ASU Library Main Stacks. Try some of the following terms in a Subject Search in the library catalog (Books & Media tab on library homepage) to find relevant titles:

advertising broadcast journalism
communication communication and culture
communication methodology communication research
information theory international communication
intercultural communication internet social aspects
journalism language and languages
mass media mass media and culture
nonverbal communication oral communication
semantics social sciences research
public relations  

Getting material not at ASU

WorldCat offers searchable access to materials in libraries around the world. You may request books or journal articles that are NOT available through the ASU Library Catalog.

Search Tips

A successful search strategy uses both keyword searching and subject searching:

  1. Begin by selecting a keyword search in the ASU library catalog and enter search terms to find material on your research topic.

  2. Review the list of results. You are looking for items whose content seems to match your research topic.

  3. Once you have identified an item(s), click on the title to view the full information. Review the chapter heading (if available) and pay attention to the list of subjects (topical, geographic, name) to identify relevant subjects that best match your research topic.

  4. Conduct a new search. This time, select a subject search and use any of the subjects that you found in your keyword search.

  5. Remember to note the location, call number, and status of items since ASU shares its catalog with UNC-Asheville (UNC-A) and Western Carolina University (WCU). Record the call number(s)s for items at ASU so that you can retrieve them.

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