This guide was built to benefit students in MASS 140: Introduction to theories of Mass Communication. We hope it helps you research: Exploration of theory constructs, audience research, effects of emerging media and technologies, and message content.
In short: Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
About Google Scholar:
Looks like Google so it’s user-friendly and familiar
Ways to access full-text scholarly sources through CMU (see below for set-up)
You can create an account and Save articles to review at a later time/date
Create a search alert for when new material on your topic(s) of interest have been added
Can search patents and case law (legal content), too
Getting Set-up for Success with Google Scholar:
Click at the top of the page to access Google Scholar Settings in your browser
Click “Library Links” on the left side of the page
Search for: Colorado Mesa University
Check the box for “Colorado Mesa University – Full-text available”
Interpreting Your Google Scholar Search Results:
But Beware – Nothing is Perfect! We do not guarantee citations (in-text or bibliography entries) will be perfect.>> You definitely still want to proofread and verify that all the necessary citation information is included for the style (e.g., APA, MLA) and type of item you're citing. :-)