Getting started with communication research can involve a number of different steps, including the collection of overview resources, facts and statistics, contact information, and how-to manuals.
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Encyclopedias and dictionaries are excellent resources for getting started with a research topic, as they are often written and edited by experts within a given subject area. Additionally, many encylopedias provide entries with references and links to more detailed print and electronic resources, for help with further study.
Here are a few examples of scholarly, communication-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries:
Free websites can be great places to go to get initial information on a research topic.