Brandel Library

COMM 2150: Introduction to Media Theory

Background Research

Start Your Research with Reference Sources

Reference sources can help you jumpstart your research project by:

  • providing a quick overview of a topic,
  • identifying key questions that can shape your research,
  • pointing you towards other sources on the topic.

Finding Encyclopedia Articles

Finding Books

Good Background Information Sources

  • Your textbook
  • Your professor
  • Encyclopedias
  • Books
  • Websites

Check the Bibliography

Reference articles typically end with a bibliography or works cited, which you can use to find key books and articles on the topic.