Communication Research: Strategies and Sources by Rebecca B. Rubin

By Rebecca B. Rubin

Designed to aid readers how one can effectively use literature and different assets in writing powerful papers, verbal exchange study: techniques AND assets, 7th variation, demystifies the examine approach by means of assisting scholars grasp library talents, scholarly writing, and the newest examine know-how instruments. moreover, this conversation study textual content locations designated emphasis on utilizing library assets within the literature seek because it is helping readers strategize, advance, and whole communique study.

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That’s why the reference desk is there. 20 CHAPTER 2 ■ SEARCHING THE COMMUNICATION LITERATURE Find out where the book stacks (library term for bookshelves) are located and how they are arranged. Most college and university libraries are arranged by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers (a mixture of letters and numbers), although a few use the Dewey Decimal System you’re probably accustomed to from your school and public libraries. 45 G653 C822 About all you need to know about Library of Congress call numbers is that the first one or two letters designate broad disciplines.

Will you need a special card or password? , encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, yearbooks, and almanacs). , they cannot be checked out of the library). Find out where the reference collection is located and how these materials are identified in the catalog. Also find out how to identify those that have been made available electronically and that can be accessed via the library’s website. Many libraries also have separate sections that house government documents. Find out whether these materials are listed in the main catalog and, if not, what access tools are available to identify and locate them.

If you know what journal article you want (as opposed to just wanting to browse through an issue), you should be able to request a paper copy through interlibrary loan. Library policies and procedures differ, library by library. You need to be aware of the protocols followed in the libraries you use. If a book has been checked out, some libraries will allow you to put a “hold” on it when it is returned or to recall the book from the borrower. ” The library will notify you if the item is located.

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