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Intercultural Communication

Finding background information on your subject is helpful before you dive into subject specific databases. Credo Reference (link below) is a great place to start to gather ideas for keywords.

A few keywords to try: intercultural communication, cross cultural communication, or multicultural communication.

Visit the Articles tab to get more tips on using keywords in databases.

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Keyword Search Tips

1. Useful keywords: intercultural communication, cross-cultural communication, multicultural communication
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms.
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "communication and international"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "intercultural communication or cross-cultural coummunication"
5. Use "quotaton marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "professional communication"
6. Use an asterik* to search multiple endings, i.e. comm* will search communication, communicate, communications, etc.

Books & EBooks

Ebsco eBook Collection

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Book jacketIntercultural Communication by Ling Chen

Book jacketIntercultural Communication: Building a Global Community by Fay Patel, Mingsheng Li, and Prahalad Sooknanan

Book jacketIntercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction by Ingrid Piller


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Cross Cultural Communication, Pellegrino Riccardi, TEDxBergen

Dr. Steve Klien, University of Missouri