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This page is for all library instruction sessions for the Communication Studies Department. On each course page you will find links to relevant databases, slide presentations and handouts.
If you are just getting started on your first paper for Communication Studies, check out the difference between Rhetoric and Communication Theory (aka Social Science) research and writing on the first two tabs of this page.
How do I find a DOI?
The easiest way to find out if an article does have a DOI number is to paste all or some of the reference into the search box of CrossRef http://search.crossref.org/ . It will provide you with the DOI for an article if it exists.
What do I capitalize in APA?
To find a list of nouns that should and should not be capitalized, go to this APA style page. Names of theories and social science concepts are not capitalized (e.g. expectancy violation theory, variable, the word hypothesis. Check the manual if this linked page doesn't answer your question.