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Communication Research - Hammond Campus

A guide for communication research at Purdue University Northwest


This guide is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to library resources for your assignments and research projects on mass media and communication. Click on the tabs at the top of the guide to access the background information, books, articles, and useful links. 

If you get stuck, stop by the reference desk, call me, e-mail me, or IM a librarian. We’re here to help you find any materials that you need to succeed with your papers and projects. 


Select a Research Topic

  • Choose a topic that interests you
  • Read through background information
  • Write out your topic as a statement and select the main concepts
  • Start making a list of words to describe your topic

Having trouble deciding what to write about? Try looking at the links below to get some ideas:

Find Background Information

Looking for an overview of important events, a historical perspective, bibliographic references and definitions of terms or concepts? Many useful reference works are now available online.

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