Communication Studies 050 (Ames) Resources on Communication Studies: Search Terms

Subject Headings

These are the official Library of Congress Subject Headings that you can use for many of your searches in our databases. You would find subject headings such as these by browsing through the Library of Congress Subject Headings books or browsing the "Catalog Record" of every title found in our Library Catalog. Library of Congress Subject Headings books

EXAMPLES

Communication

Miscommunication

Written Communication

Communication--Study & Teaching

Communication Strategies

Communication--Social Aspects

Communication--Psychological Aspects

Communication & Gender

Gender Role in Communication

Communication--Sex Differences

Communication and Sex

Women--Communication

Women in Communication

Communication & Culture

Cross-Cultural Communication

Communication--Social Aspects

Minorities in Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Signaling (Psychology)

Body Language

Gesture

Nonverbal Cues

Visual Communication

Symbolic Interaction

 

 

Face-to-Face Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Oral Communication

Peer Communication

Communication in Organizations

Political Communication

Business Communication

Communication in [Discipline or Profession]

 

 

Intergroup Communication

Intergroup Relations

Communication--Social Aspects

Communication in Small Groups

 

Public Communication

Public Speaking

Forensics (Public Speaking)

Show & Tell Presentations

Visual Aids

Oratory

Speech Anxiety

 

Debates & Debating

Rhetoric

Academic Debates & Debating

Counterarguments

Deliberation

Parliamentary Practice

Elocution

Campaign Debates & Debating

Forums (Discussion and Debate)

 

Persuasion (Psychology)

Counterarguments

Influence (Psychology)

Propaganda

Provocation

Persuasion (Rhetoric)

Argument

Counterarguments

Epedietic Oratory

Power of Language

Psycho-Lingusitic Theory

Appeal to Fear (Logical Fallacy)

Appeal to Flattery (Logical Fallacy)

Appeal to Motive (Logical Fallacy)

Appeal to Ridicule (Logical Fallacy)

Communication & Technology

Mass Media

Media Studies

Social Media

 

 

What "search terms" to use?

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, so it is useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. The process of creating these alternative terms is called brainstorming terms or concept mapping.

EXAMPLE

Counterarguments AND Rhetoric


Keywords

While not official subject headings, these keywords can be very fruitful for your research. Try to also think of other terms such as these. Keyword searches look at all the information in the book or article record including title, author, abstract, table of contents, etc. It always helps to think of synonyms, as the way one person would describe something is not the same way another would.

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