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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Public Speaking PN 4121 - PN 4129 Speech Anxiety BF 575 - BF 637 Making Presentations HF5718 .S - HF5718.22 .Z
Speech Writing PN 4129.15-PN 4142.R International Etiquette BJ 2137.N833 and HF 5389.M67 Interpersonal Communication BF 241.B - BF 724.3
Business Communication HF 5549.5.T – HF 5721 Transcultural Communication in Healthcare RA418.5T – RT 86.3 .S Non-verbal Communication P99.5 - P117

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Language and Communication REF P29.F47
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands HF5389 .M67 2006
Do’s and Don’ts Around the World Various
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Communication, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Communication" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Communicating on Campus PE 1127.E37 H46
Media Violence P96.V M427
Taking Charge of Anger BF575.A5 N39
Global Business Etiquette HF 5389 .M375

Find More Public Speaking Find More Transcultural Nursing and Communication Find More Public Communication Anxiety


To search the Library Catalog for books about Communication, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Communication" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Secrets of Power Presentations Netlibrary ebook
Mastering Public Speaking Netlibrary ebook
Body and Language Netlibrary ebook
The Presentations Skills Workshop Netlibrary ebook

Find More Censorship Find More Violence on Television Find More Media, Politics and Public Life


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Communication or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Communication" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Stress Free Public Speaking PN4121 .D36 2000
Internationally Speaking E895.I 68
Conquering Communication Anxiety PN4129.15 .C66 2004
The Power of Speech PN4121 .B77 P69

Find More Media Literacy Find More Communication Find More Nonverbal Communication


To search the Library Catalog for books about Communication, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Communication" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Vital Speeches of the Day US News & World Report USA Today

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Opposing Viewpoints
CQ Researcher Issues and Controversies

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Toastmaster Tips Informative Speaking Public Speaking Resources

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7490 Office: bldg. F-163

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: Speech Department Contacts.

Name Phone Number Office Number
Samuel.L.Thomas@lonestar.edu 936.273.7081 Office: G-220


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