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Digital Communications: Journal Articles

Building a Research Strategy

In order to find the best resources, follow these basic steps to develop a concise research strategy.

  1. Create research question -- Has the ethics of whistleblowing changed since the Enron scandal (2001)

  2. Select the concepts -- ethics, whistleblowing, Enron

  3. Pick the keywords for the concepts -- ethics, ethical, moral, morals, whistleblowers, whistleblowing, Enron

  4. Use Boolean operators to combine them (after adjusting for truncation)
    line 1 - ethic* or moral or morals (don't want the keyword morale)
    line 2 - whistleblow*
    line 3 - Enron (or consider searching for items written after 2001)

Magazines & Journals

Major databases for Digital Communications.

 ProQuest Newsstand  Academic Search Complete  Lexis/Nexis
 Popular magazines  Popular magazines   Some popular magazines 
 Magazines, wire feeds  Peer-reviewed/Scholarly magazines  Newspapers
 Trade publications    Legal & medical information


In addition to the main interdisciplinary databases above, consider the following: