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COMM218 Williams

Find scholarly sources for your research paper, regarding an aspect of culture and interpersonal communication.


Useful search terms in CCC Library databases

Use these ideas to enhance your searches.

  • communication AND culture
  • cross-cultural communication
  • intercultural communication
  • non-verbal communication
  • social expectations
  • stereotypes
  • culture clash
  • "masculine culture" OR "feminine culture"
  • collaboration culture
  • attitudes AND culture
  • respect AND culture
  • "decision making"

The sample search (below) got me 469 academic journal article results in Diversity Studies Collection.

Screenshot of search string in Diversity Studies Collection



Useful encyclopedias in GVRL

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers encyclopedia articles that can give you background and overview articles on many topics. Remember, in COMM218 online dictionaries and encyclopedias may be used but do not count as scholarly sources.

  • Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies
  • Social Skills
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business
  • Race and Ethnicity in Digital Culture


eBooks have chapters on cross-cultural communication and culturally-specific communication styles. Use the search terms listed on this page to find eBook chapters that will help you out.

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