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CMM 103 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication: Databases

This is a short research survival guide for your CMM 103 class. There is a large variety of useful and unique sources that will help you research for this class.

Summon Search

Search MU Libraries' collection for print and online books, articles and more with this web discovery tool.

(For an introduction to Summon, click DatabaseTutorials or go to the Database Tutorials Tab above.)

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Evaluating Popular & Scholarly Articles

Not sure if you have a "popular" or a "scholarly" source?  Or maybe just need a refresher?  MU Libraries Evaluating Sources can help.  Here you will find the basic differences between popular and scholarly articles reviewed.

Full Text & Citation Databases and Where to Find Them

MU online databases can provide references to and full-text articles  in a wide range of periodicals from news magazines and newspapers to scholarly and professional journals.  Below is a list of citation and full text databases that are recommended for research in your field of study. 

To see the complete list of MU Libraries Databases, click on the MU Databases in the Quick Links column on this page.

If you can't find the article that you are looking for in full-text don't be discouraged.  There is a link to request the item from another library for sources MU does not own.  The link will take you to MU's Information Delivery Services (IDS) where you can log in and place the request.


Remember, if you have questions about choosing or using a database, please consult a librarian.

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