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Public Communication: Home

This guide will help Public Communications students to navigate the key resources and develop core information literacy skills.

Welcome

 

This guide is for students enrolled in Public Communications. It will help you develop the core skills needed to find, evaluate, and reference information in your assessments.

In this guide you will:

  • Find key resources for Public Communications
  • Know how to access the PRIA Golden Target Awards
  • Plan a search to find information
  • Find referencing resources

Resource types

 

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Books

Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.

News

Includes broadcasts, editorials and newspaper articles. News sources are a useful source of information for recent or current events or issues, as they and published very quickly (often daily). News sources also provide different perspectives on issues and events. 

Reports

Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region, trend or market. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas. 

Magazines

Many industries produce magazines that contain articles with insights and discussions of specific industry trends & developments, or showcase new works or innovations from people working in the industry. They can be found online or in print, and can be used to find information about an industry.