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COMM 450 - Senior Seminar

This guide is for sections of Communication & Theatre Senior Seminar

Background Information

Oxford Bibliographies - Communication

  • Why search here? You need overviews of various communication topics, with leads for additional sources.
  • What's included? 279 bibliographies on individual topics, written by scholars. Each includes a one-paragraph introduction, several paragraphs of commentary on sub-topics, and 50-150 citations for further study.

Annual Reviews

  • Why search here? You want to read summaries of previous research on a topic, giving you historical context and current understanding of the subject, as well as a list of sources to consult.
  • What's included? Over 30,000 literature reviews in the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences, dating back to 1932.

Encyclopedia of Media and Communication

Encyclopedia entries for relevant topics, written and signed by scholars, with a few bibliography items after each entry.

A Dictionary of Media and Communication

More than 3500 entries covering all aspects of interpersonal, mass, and networked communication, including digital and mobile media, advertising, journalism, social media, and nonverbal communication.

Search WorldCat Discovery at DePauw


You can limit your search to e-books, but if you find books that are only in print, but could really help you in your research, here are some options to try:

  • If there are one or two chapters that are helpful, use the Request Item option and change to the article/chapter tab to request specific parts of a book be scanned (note: the amount is generally limited to 1-2 chapters, due to copyright).
  • Request the entire item through interlibrary loan - a copy will be sent to campus for you to pick up from one of the libraries
  • Work with a librarian to talk about other ways we might be able to help.