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Course Guides for Communication Studies: Introduction

Course guides for: Comm 131, Comm 200, Comm 301, Comm 306 and more!

Office Hours

Tuesday 2/6 4-7pm

Friday 2/16 1-4pm (ask for me at the Spidell Lab Computer desk)

Thursday 2/22 4-7pm

Tuesday 2/27 2-4pm

Thursday 3/1 10-12pm

Tuesday 3/6 12-2pm

Wednesday 3/14 4-7pm

Tuesday 3/20 4-7pm

Sunday April 15 12-6pm

If you need immediate assistance go to the first floor reference desk to see a librarian to get started or send me an email.


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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 . 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. 


Communication Studies Questions?

Communication Librarian