Communications Research Guide

Start on FDU’s homepage,, open “Web Shortcuts” dropdown box at left: Select “Libraries”.


  To find background information on your topic, go to FDU Online Library,

        Then choose Credo Reference

                    Select Type such as “Dictionary” or “Encyclopedia”



2)     To find books, go to Search Library Catalog

                     Select Location for books in “Giovatto Library” or  “E-Books” to access online

                     Preview books in “Google Books”

                     Key reference ebook International Encyclopedia of Communication



 3)     To find scholarly, magazine, or newspaper articles, go to FDU Online Library

   Key Databases:  Communication and Mass Media Complete

                             Sage Journals Online

                             Academic Search Premier



4)      To find a scholarly article, select “peer-review” where it allows you to

         If full text of the article is not available, go to Journal Locator and select Title Equals



5)     To cite your references, go to