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Communication and Digital Media Resources: Get Started

Recommended academic resources for Valpo's communication and digital media students.

Get Help!

General face-to-face help is always available at the 2nd Floor Circulation Desk. 

Call us on the phone at 219.464.5500.

E-mail us via this link.

Off-Campus Access

You can gain off-campus access to the electronic resources (also called databases or journal collections) by clicking on the name of the database you’d like to access, and then logging in using your Valpo e-mail username and password.

If you have problems with this service, contact IT at 464-5678.

Evaluating Resources

Search engines like Google and even databases find web sites of all levels of quality and intended audience.

Keep these things in mind when deciding if a web page is reliable and appropriate for your research.

  • credible authorship
  • objectivity
  • accuracy
  • recent updates
  • educational purpose
  • audience (scholarly vs. popular)

Always check with your instructor to find out if you can use free (non-Library) web sites for your assignments. And if looking for journal articles, library databases are the most efficient tool for searching. See the gold Find Articles tab above.

Ask Me!

Jonathan Bull
Office: Christopher Center 265

Phone: 219.464.5771