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Welcome to Instructor Pippins' COMM 1 Subject Guide!

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  • Facts vs. Opinions

  • Academic Sources vs. Popular Sources ("required that you list three (3) sources, 1 MUST be academic)

  • Preliminary/Background Research
  • Library Databases (books, academic journals, magazines, e-books, e-videos)
  • Citing your Sources (APA)

Subject Guide

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Pedro Reynoso
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