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Syracuse University Libraries

Communications - Online Master of Science Program

A research starting points guide from Syracuse University Libraries intended for students enrolled in Newhouse School's online Master of Science in Communications program.

Identifying eBooks via SUMMON

When searching SUMMON at, apply BOTH of these two refinements to your results following a search

  •  “full text online” AND
  •  “book/ebook”
  • SUMMON:  A search engine for most of the Syracuse University Libraries' collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries.  Includes articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more.  Use for searching for articles.  Narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.
  • Classic Catalog:  A list of print and electronic materials available in the Syracuse University Libraries.  Includes books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents and more.  Search by keyword, author, title, subject heading, or call number.

Scholarly Encyclopedia

Google Scholar

Many researchers use free tools like Google Scholar (GS) to identify helpful books or journal articles. Check the SU Libraries Classic Catalog and/or Journal Locator for availability at Syracuse. Check the library's "Help for Distance Students" website  for information about book and article delivery.

Google Scholar Search