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COMM 4205: Seminar in Communication Theory (Lorencova): Home

A research guide for students in Dr. Lorencova's Seminar in Communication Theory class (COMM4205).

Writing a Literature Review

This short online overview will show you all the component parts to a Literature Review:

Writing A Literature Review (UC Santa-Cruz)

Reference Resources

Our online reference database CREDO has the full text of a number of excellent resources on cultural studies scholarship:

Citing Your Sources

The library provides a research guide that will help you with almost everything you have to cite, in APA and MLA styles:

QuickGuide: Cite Your Sources

You can also register for a free RefWorks account, to manage citations and create bibilographies online:


Need help citing? Ask a Librarian!

Finding Books in the Library Catalog

Search the library catalog for books in our collection:

Gallucci-Cirio Library Search
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Academic Research

These databases provide a good starting point for most topics related to your course. Database searches will allow you to search hundreds of magazines and journals in your discipline at the same time:

Specific Journals

Your professor has provided these suggested scholarly journals that are relevant to communication theory. The links below will take you the specific journal in Fitchburg State's databases, and this link to the blog Reading Cultural Studies also lists numerous other journals in this field.

Find a Specific Journal

If you know the title of a specific journal you are looking for, but aren't sure whether Fitchburg State has access to it, check in Journal Locator. Searches show whether the title is available in one of our databases, or is available in the print periodicals collection on the 2nd floor.

Fitchburg State Journal Locator

Want to browse journals in a discipline? Go to Journal locator, type the subject term in the search box, and then choose "Title Contains All Words" from the drop-down menu. (i.e. "Communication" or "mass media")