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Graduate Studies in Communication Resources: Article Research

Resources recommended for the graduate student in Communication.


Articles may be added to your own personal folder within EbscoHost, saved to your jump or flash drive, or emailed to a mailbox of choice.

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When you Explode a term, you create a search query that “explodes” the subject heading. The headings are exploded to retrieve all references indexed to that term as well as all references indexed to any narrower subject terms.

In a database with a tree, such as MeSH or CINAHL Headings, exploding retrieves all documents containing any of the subject terms below the term you selected. In other databases, exploding retrieves all documents containing the selected term, as well as any of its first level of narrower terms. If a plus sign (+) appears next to a narrower or related term, there are narrower terms below it.