Communication Studies

Communication videos, streaming online

Browse a rich set of streaming videos related to Communication Studies in the PCC Library's through Films on Demand database. You can watch them on any computer, on or off campus. Enjoy!

This one looks good! Just Say It! Exploring the Fear of Public Speaking.

Summit Borrowing

The PCC Library catalog includes books and other items in the Summit system. Summit is the combined catalog of college and university libraries in Oregon and Washington, with over 27 million items, that allows easy searching, requesting, and delivery of books and movie.

Items requested through Summit can be delivered to any PCC Library for pick-up in 4-5 days. An email to your myPCC account will notify you when your item is ready for pick up.  PCC students and staff can also borrow items directly from a Summit library with your PCC photo ID. Return your borrowed items to any PCC library.

About this guide

This guide will point you towards credible sources of information on topics related to Communication Studies. Why study communication? Understanding more about it will enable you to understand, and apply, various methods of both informing and persuading. Communication Studies looks at communication between individuals, in small-groups, interculturally, and in business and public speaking settings; as well as mass media and new media as well. 

Background Information

Getting Started
If you can speak for one minute without notes on your topic, and answer the "Who, what, when, where and why?" for that topic, then you are ready for deeper research. If not, invest 5 minutes in reading an encyclopedia.

The Library has many online encyclopedias:

  • Credo Reference, a collection of encyclopedias with links to article databases and the PCC Library catalog.

Wikipedia  Your instructor probably won't accept Wikipedia as a source, but it is a great place to  get ideas at the beginning of your research. Be sure to check the Bibliography, Notes and External Links at the bottom of each entry.

Alternatives to Wikipedia

Watch this video to learn how encyclopedias are a great place to start your research:

Whatapedia (PCC Library video)

Last Update: 17 Dec 15:04 | Tagged with: speech public speaking communication