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Information Resources for Communication Studies: Finding Articles

Tips for Article Searching

Consult this guide for tips on how to locate articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Non-MSU Journals

If MSU does not own the journal (or volume and issue) you need in electronic or print format, you may request the article from another library.

Selected Indexes to Articles and Other Scholarly Materials

Since communication studies is an interdisciplinary field, searching various indexes is advisable. This is a selected list of indexes available at the MSU Libraries; find a comprehensive list here.

Any problems with accessing library electronic resources from off-campus should be directed to Distance Learning Services: (517) 353-8700 or 1-800-500-1554.


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Michigan State University