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Public Relations

Research help for identifying resources related to Public Relations.

Why Use Reference Works?

Young woman sitting at the library using books and laptopReference works -- like encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries -- provide great overviews and background information. 

  • They help you contextualize your topic and generate questions.
  • They help identify keywords you can use later when searching for scholarly sources. 
  • They contain bibliographies that lead you to the most respected secondary and most useful primary sources on a topic.

In short, reference works are a great way to begin your research. 

Get a Grasp on PR Theories

Get Caught Up on Current Events and Key Issues

Individual thinkingThe resources below offer background information on current events and controversial topics. And, they give both sides of an issue, so you can develop a better understanding of the topic.