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Communication Theory

Information about theories in communication, literature reviews on theories, researching articles that use specific theories.

Find Exisiting Literature Reviews

Strategy:  Find Existing Literature Reviews

Don't reinvent the wheel.  If someone has already gathered articles on your topic, use them.



  • Type your theory, then enter the following search string:

(literature review*) or (systematic review*) or (meta analys*)

  • Experiment with SUBJECT and ABSTRACT to adjust the relevancy
picture of literature review search string



Search for your terms in journals known for lit. reviews:

 "communication yearbook" or "annals of the international communication association"

and limit to SO Journal Title.


picture of how to search in Communication Yearbook