This is the "Home" page of the "Communication" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content


Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015 URL: Print Guide

Home Print Page

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Use this link to look up definitions, concepts,  and encyclopedia-type entries.

Practicing Academic Integrity

COM students are required to read this article on Academic Integrity.

Finding Articles

Help with Research

  • Research Companion
    Nine research modules in this online database help you evaluate information, select a topic, learn how to find information, revise and organize your research, avoid plagiarism, etc.

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues



What is the difference between a magazine and journal article?

How do I find scholarly or peer-reviewed articles?

How do I get the full text for an article when only the abstract is given?
The E-Journals database will help you. More.

Can I email articles to myself to avoid printing charges?
Yes, many of the databases have the email feature allowing you to email articles.

Can I use the cite feature on databases to generate APA citations?
Yes, but be aware that the cite feature generated in the database may not be accurate. EBSCO Business Source Elite is usually the most accurate. For accuracy in citing articles, check the rules for citing in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010) or the library handouts.

What do I do if I cannot find good information on my topic?
Call 248.823.1228 (Troy) or 248.679.1410 (Novi) and ask to speak to a reference librarian or email with your questions. You can also visit the library for a one-on-one discussion with the reference librarian on duty.



Troy Campus Library: 40 Research Computers


Library Contact Information

         Troy Campus Library

Phone: (248) 823-1228
Fax: (248) 689-9066

Reference Service Available
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Closed in the summer

Summer Troy Library Hours of Operation
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Fri. . 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed.

         Novi Campus Library

Phone: (248) 679-1410
Fax: (248) 823-1044

Reference Service Available
Mon. - Thurs. 3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m
Fri, Sat., Sun: Closed


Circulation Desk

What's the circulation desk for?

At the circ desk you can do the following: 

  • Get a library card
  • Check out books
  • Renew books
  • Return books
  • Obtain materials instructors have placed on reserve.
  • Request help with research and database searching from a librarian
  • Request help with logging onto the computers
  • Ask for help with library printing and computer problems


Loading  Loading...