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Communication 350: Advanced Search Techniques

Subject headings

Subject headings have been developed by librarians to help classify books and other materials. They are a controlled vocabulary that groups like materials together and provides links back and forth to related works. These subject headings will work in any catalog that uses the Library of Congress classification scheme (which is most libraries in the U.S.)
WorldCat offers the following statement about the subject of Communication:
Subject Heading: Communication 
Notes: Here are entered works on human communication, including both the primary techniques of language, pictures, etc., and the secondary techniques, such as the press and radio. Works on the modern means of mass communication are entered under Mass media.  Works on the communications industries treated collectively are entered under Communication and traffic.  
Useful headings for this class include
Subject Heading: Communication -- Methodology 
Broader Subject Headings: Communication -- Research  
Related Subject Headings: Communication -- Study and teaching 
Narrower Subject Headings: Communication -- Network analysis  
Content analysis (Communication) 

Using EBSCOhost folders & Endnote

You can use our EndNote web subscription to automatically create bibliographies in a wide variety of styles. Here are the steps for doing it.

Steps for using EndNote with library research tools including EBSCO products

1.      Create your own account at

2.      Log-in to your EndNote account

3.      In another tab in the same browser, perform your search in the database of your choice (EBSCO)

4.      Add the desired citations to your folder

5.      Once you have your citations, go to the folder

6.      Select all

7.      Export, use the Direct Export to EndNote Web setting.

8.      Screen returns to EndNote

9.      On format tab in EndNote

a.      References = all

b.      Bibliographic Style = (there are a lot of choices)

c.       File = RTF or .txt will be the easiest to incorporate into a Word document

d.      Save = downloads a file to your hard drive (be careful doing this on a lab computer)

e.      E-mail = sends file to mailbox

f.        Preview and Print = gives a pop-up and allows direct printing