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Information Literacy Outcomes for COMM 100/111

Students taking Communication 111 should be able to successfully do the following:

  • Recognize what information is needed to complete specific exercises/assignments
  • Identify the various types of materials appropriate for use in a college-level research assignment
  • Use databases/search engines to explore a given topic
  • Use a magazine/journal database to access necessary research materials
  • Correctly create a list of references in APA or MLA style

Refer to the tutorials in the left-hand column if you require a refresher in any of these skills


Find an Article

ALT Tag for Image Academic Search Premier

Provides citations and full-text for articles published in nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database provides citations and abstracts for articles found in more than 8,000 publications.

ALT Tag for ImageAcademic Onefile

Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Covers physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, with articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text format.




eBrary covers a number of different content areas relevant to college research. Use on your PC or download apps available for Apple and Android OS devices.
Ebsco eBooks (formerly Netlibrary)

Explore a Topic

Search these databases for full-text, print-based reports on current events and controversial issues.
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Full-text reports with background, timeline, pro-con, and bibliographies on today's current issues.
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Brings together numerous "opposing views," magazine articles, and references from a variety of resources.

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