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This resource guide was designed to help you locate good sources of information as you complete assignments for your Business Communication - MGMT 254 class.
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You can search for articles on this page. It also provides databases that are good to search in for topics related to business communication. There are also links to sample searches you can modify to find what you need.
Allows you to search for books owned by Columbia College and by other libraries in the MOBIUS consortium. Instructions are provided for how to request books from MOBIUS libraries. Information on a few selected business communication books is provided.
Provides links to selected essays on business communication topics from business e-books in the Credo and Gale Virtual Reference Library databases
Find Credo E-Book Essays
Provides links to selected essays on business communication topics from business e-books in the Credo Reference database.
Find GVRL E-Book Essays
Provides links to selected essays on business communication topics from business e-books in the GVRL database.
You can search for streaming videos and video segments in the Films on Demand database. There are also links to selected individual streaming videos on business communication topics.
Provides links to websites with helpful information.
Below are three links with resources available for you to use. You can modify the search results by using the limiting options in the left column and by adding other search terms in the boxes at the top.
Business Communication -- Resources
Includes articles, books, e-books, reports, videos, and more on the subject of business communication from 2000 to the present.
Corporate Communications -- Resources
Includes articles, books, reports, and more on the subject of corporate communications from 2000 to the present.
Communication in Management -- Resources
Includes articles, books, e-books, reports, videos, and more on the subject of communication in management from 2000 to the present.
Below are links to several Research Starters. They summarize discipline-specific topics, thus helping students understand the subject and learn of keywords to use when searching for more information on the topic. The Research Starters come from the Cougar Search Discovery Service.
Communications in the Workplace - Research Starter
This lengthy essay provides an overview of communications in the workplace, including the importance of effective communications, barriers to effective communication, techniques to improve communication, and definitions of terms and concepts.
Corporate Communication - Research Starter
Provides a brief overview of internal and external corporate communication and the relationship of external communication to public relations, advertising, and marketing.
Professional Communication - Research Starter
An introduction to the type of communication used in the workplace.
Business Communication -- Research Starters
Here you will find links to several other Research Starter essays related to business communication, such as business data communications, integrated marketing communications, and telecommunications in business.
Critical Skills: Communication - Research Starter
Defines communication and discusses core skills, competencies, and theories associated with communication.
Communication (Applied Science) - Research Starter
Defines communication and provides information on such topics as:
(1) Basic principles of communication.
(2) History of communication.
(3) Channel of communication.
(4) Context of communication.
(5) Communication barriers.
(7) Interpersonal communication.
(8) Mass communication.
(9) Communication as an academic discipline and as a foundation for various careers.
Interpersonal Communication - Research Starter
Defines interpersonal communication and covers its basic features and its two forms: direct and mediated interpersonal communication.
Persuasion - Research Starter
Defines persuasion and discusses models and theories that explain how persuasion works.
Public Relations - Research Starter
Communication is a major part of public relations.
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