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COM 300: Gender and Communication

A companion guide for researchers taking COM 300: Gender and Communication at Bluffton University

Guide Introduction and Objectives

Musselman Library has created this guide to assist you in completing the research paper assignment in COM 300: Gender and Communication. 

Here you'll find guidance for using and searching the library catalog, print and electronic book sources, and research databases.  We've also created a page to help you with citations and bibliography creation. 

Keywords and Thinking Tools

During your library visit, we will have discussed strategies for preparing for and creating searches in library search tools like the catalog and research databases.  You may find it helpful to think about these search keywords:

gender AND

  • social construction
  • ideologies
  • hyper-gender ideologies
  • heteronormativity
  • performance
  • conversation
  • linguistics
  • media representation 
  • identification
  • race
  • other words and phrases related to your major(s)