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Welcome to the Communication Program Research Guide

This guide will provide links to materials of interest to students and faculty in the business administration program. 

Definition

Students in DeVry’s Communications program develop a robust set of applied skills around a chosen concentration area they can
transfer to a broad range of career opportunities.

DeVry University. (2014). Academic catalog [PDF version]. Retrieved from http://www.devry.edu/d/US_Catalog.pdf

Welcome

Greetings!  Your Course Shell provides you with several examples of possible assignments.  This LibGuides will address some of those while introducing resources to assist you with your research. These will fall in four broad categories.

Background Sources
These are resources to help you develop a basic understanding of a topic and perhaps help you locate resources for your Project.  These are typically online encyclopedias and dictionaries which are a useful starting point and helpful for background information.  These resources typically should not appear in your final draft.

Library Databases
There are online reference and periodical resources to which DeVry University subscribes.  You may be familiar with some of these while others may be new to you.

Books
Most of the Library's books are eBooks which can be read on your device.  You may also request print books from any of the onsite Libraries.

Open Access
There are a growing number of online journals which are usually free to the reader.  They are self-archiving and sometimes free of  copyright and licensing restrictions (you still must cite them if you use them).  Their costs are supported by publication fees paid by authors or are externally subsidized.  The quality of open access publications varies considerably.  Some are quite reputable while others are fronts for special interest groups. 

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