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Communication Studies Research Guide

A guide to resources for Communication Studies students at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Who Should Use This Guide?

This LibGuide is intended to support the coursework and research needs of students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate education programs  at IUPUI, and to support the research and instructional needs of faculty who work with them.  Sources used in this guide can either be found within the physical University Library or can be electronically accessed.

Communication Studies as a discipline originated with public speaking. Many subgroups have enhanced the field as it develops. There are theoretical and practical approaches to the subject matter: studying how communication is made and learning how to communicate through speech, body language, and technology.

Where to Start

Welcome to the Communication Studies subject guide. This guide is designed to get you started on your research by providing links to basic databases and websites used in various fields of communications.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Communication Studies Librarian,  Bill Orme, by email at or by telephone at 317-274-0485.

How to conduct library research:

Introduction to Library Research  This brief guide is an introduction to library research & the research process.

How to use this guide

This guide is divided into tabs, found on the left side of your screen.  Clicking on one of the tabs will reveal additional resources.  Click on the title of the resource to open it for use.