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COMS 350: Nonverbal Communication

Search Term Suggestions

Which nonverbal communications topics are you interested in? Which keywords or search terms will you use to find your articles? You might want to start with a keyword search for nonverbal communication and combine with other terms by using AND or conducting advanced search. Watch the Finding an Article video on this page to learn more about search settings and strategies. 

  • proxemics
  • facial expressions
  • emotion
  • gestures
  • movement
  • online
  • education
  • sports
  • business
  • chrometics
  • attire or dress
  • body language
  • hands
  • movement

* Please note that this list of keywords is not complete. You are encouraged to search by keywords that relate to your topic, interests, and readings.

Is this article peer reviewed?

Many databases offer checkboxes that allow you to limit your search to "Scholarly" or "Peer Reviewed" articles.  While this option is very helpful, it does not necessarily guarantee that the results will be peer-reviewed... so you will still have to use your evaluative skills to make the call!

You can also search for a journal title in Ulrich's to see if it is peer reviewed:

Search Settings & Strategies

You can use databases' search settings to limit your search results based on the requirements of your assignment. For your assignment, you will need to limit the articles by date, peer-review status and type. Watch this short video to learn how to do this.