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This research guide is intended to serve as a starting point for users researching within the field of communication. It is intended to reflect current curriculum needs at Florida Gulf Coast University, which means not all areas of research will be represented equally. This is not intended to reflect the importance of any given research interest. As the curriculum changes, the scope of this guide will change, as well.
The content of the guide primarily reflects the resources available through the FGCU Library. Electronic resources such as databases and e-books may only be accessed by current FGCU students, staff, faculty, and emeritus faculty. General collection books may be checked out by currect FGCU students, staff, faculty, emeritus faculty, and community users within the counties of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee. All materials may be used onsite by members of the public. For more information about accessing FGCU materials, please see the circulation policies HERE. Inclusion of publicly accessible materials is not an endorsement but is meant to guide researchers to possible resources of use.
By using this guide, researchers will learn how to identify and locate books, e-books, articles, and primary sources for research use. They will also be able to determine credibility of those sources and use them ethically by citing properly.
Any comments or questions may be directed to the Communication Librarian.