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Communication 1307 - Mercado, Luis: Mass Communications & Society

Learn to use your library to find relevant sources related to Communication 1307.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Use library resources (such as Discovery, Credo Reference, Opposing Viewpoints, Academic Search Complete), to find information (book title, article, or essay) on any one of the following topics: 

  • what is the definition of mass media
  • mass media values, ethics, laws, and industry guidelines
  • globalization of mass media.
  • has audience fragmentation led to the decline of mass media
  • has the public's trust in mass media declined
  • does bias exist in mass media

On a piece of paper, answer the following questions:

  1. Which topic above did you research?
  2. Which terms/keywords did you use?
  3. Which library resource gave you the best results and why?
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Search Examples from Tools

Tool: Library Discovery

Try an all-in-one search for topics to get articles, books, and more. Use quotation marks "for phrases" and the * to pick up alternate endings in your search string.

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Credo search

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CQ Researcher search

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