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Interpersonal Communication: Articles

Information sources on interpersonal communication

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.

Finding Articles

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.

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