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COMM 349: Strategic Writing and Ethics (Dr. Hsin-Yen Yang)

This guide on Strategic Writing and ethics in communication studies will introduce you to a variety of resources to enhance your class experience. On this guide, you'll find resources to help you locate company and industry information, data and statistic

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Welcome to the Forsyth Library Strategic Writing and Ethics guide. This guide will introduce you to a variety of resources to enhance your class experience. On this guide, you'll find resources to help you locate company and industry information, data and statistics, and publications meant for public, industry, and scholarly audiences.

If you have any questions about the resources you find here, or need any assistance with research in this class, be sure to Ask a Librarian! 

Strategic writing resources

Many of these databases share the same interface. You can search multiple at the same time if you click 
"Choose Databases" above the search boxes. 

Image displaying "Choose Databases" feature in EbscoHost Databases

Copyright is inherently provided to the point of creation. Thus, in order to legally use the work of another person such as images you find on the internet, audio clips, animations, etc. you are legally required to pay for their usage unless it has been licenses under Creative Commons or is Public Domain. 

For a better understanding of Creative Commons and how it relates to your project, watch this two-minute video:

 

For a better understanding of Copyright, watch this video:

 

For advice on production and planning methods, consult the University of Michigan comprehensive guide to Podcasting

As you develop your project, you may find that you want to include music, sound effects, or other audio clips to provide depth, variety or emphasis beyond what you are able to record on your own. Here are a few resources to help you find Creative Commons and Public Domain audio files that can be used free of charge, although they may require attribution or noncommercial use. 

In addition to audio files, you may want to add depth to your production with images for your B-roll. If so, below is a list of websites that provide access to Creative Commons and Public Domain imagines that can be used with attribution.

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