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Research Skills for Effective Communication Management: Journal Articles

Authoritative Articles

To write press releases, you will need authoritative information so as not to misinform the reader. Authoritative information can be obtained from journal articles which are peer-reviewed. Refer to the Search Tips tab to find examples on how to build your search statements!


To access Scopus, search for Scopus in the 'Databases' tab in the library portal.

portal databases tab

Use the search example below to find out more information about precautions when travelling to dengue-prone areas.

1. The search statement used is: dengue AND (prevent*  OR  protect*  OR  guard*) AND travel* AND (immuni*  OR  vaccin*)

2. Limit the 'Date Range' = 2014

3. Limit the 'Document Type' = Article or Review

4. Search!

5. Sort the results by 'Relevance'. This ensures that articles with most of the keywords in the search statement is brought to the top.

6. Click on the Find It! @ NUS Libraries button to retrieve the full text of the article.


You can use this database, Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC), to search for articles on "crisis communication" and "crisis management."

1. Access the NUS library portal.

2. Do a search for "CMMC" at the library catalogue.

3. Once inside the CMMC database, you may conduct your searches as suggested below.

Case studies on Crisis management