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LIBRARY GUIDE TO COM 3000 - Communication Theory

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Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Communication & Mass Media Complete   The best place to start your search for articles on communication theory. Access full-text articles with the Get It! link.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR   -- Need full-text scholarly articles? Try JSTOR! Use quotation marks for effective searching: "Communication Accommodation Theory".

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO - A great tool for finding scholarly articles in communication. 

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sociological Abstracts -- Another good resource to use for scholarly articles.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff LLBA - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts -- The focus here is on linguisitics but a lot of communication journals are also indexed here as well. 

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Communication Theory--a particularly relevant journal title that can be searched on its web site.  It is also indexed in several of the sources above--including Social Sciences Abstracts, PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts.

For still other databases, see the Databases by Subject listing for Communication.

Quick Definitions
Encyclopedia of Communication Theory - Stephen Littlejohn and Karen Foss (eds.) Sage Publishers, 2009.
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  • Buzzanell, P.M., Burrell, N. A. et al. (1996). 'When I call you up and you're not there: Application of communication accommodation theory to telephone answering machine messages". Western Journal of Communication, 60(4), 310-336.
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