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Interpersonal Communication Reseach
When searching for articles and books on topics of interpersonal communication, consider:
Context - of communication: work meeting, hospital, classroom, etc.
Relationship - of the people communicating: employer/employee, parent/child, siblings, etc.
Form or Medium - Verbal, nonverbal, written, etc.
Purpose or Goal - of the communication: persuasion, informing, etc.
Characteristics - of the communicators: gender, age, culture, etc.
The words you use to describe these can help you find information relevant to your topic.
General & Subject Databases: Large general databases may be a great place to start, but depending on factors such as characteristics and context, you may find subject databases more useful.
For example, if you wish to find articles on communication between patient and caregiver, you might search a medical article database like Health Source or MEDLINE. COMPLETE LIST OF WCC DATABASES >>
Hint: if you want a newspaper, magazine or journal article that you can't get online for free, don't pay for it! Ask a librarian to get it for you.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This is a large, multi-disciplinary collection of mostly full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles on a wide array of subjects. It's a great place to start for almost any topic.
"Peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, universities and other scholarly organizations." Hint: Login to set up a Library Link to WCC’s library databases.
Popular full-text periodicals, reference books, primary source documents, and images.
Newspaper Source Plus
Domestic and international news from over 1,200 full-text newspapers, articles from news magazines and newswires, and transcripts from television and radio news.
Articles from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, plus biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Scholarly journal articles focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes drug patient information.
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
This subset of Academic Search Complete focuses on articles regarding emotional & behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and research using observational & experimental methods.
Includes scholarly publications from a wide range of disciplines, including physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and social sciences.
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