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Resource Guide:
Professional Communication

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Business communicationHF5721
Business presentationsHF5718.22
Business report writingHF5726
Business writingHF5719
Commercial correspondenceHF5726
Communication in managementHF5718
Communication in organizationsHD30.3
Communication of technical informationT10.5
English language – Business EnglishPE1115
Intercultural communicationHM258
Proposal writing in businessHF5718.5
Public relationsHD59
Public speakingPN1421
Report writingPE1478
Technical writingT10.5

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Business communication
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Computer conferencing
  • Computer conferencing
  • Forms of address
  • Employment interviewing
  • Body language
  • Oral communication
  • Written communication
  • Business presentations – audio-visual aids
  • Commercial correspondence
  • Resumés
  • Etiquette
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Conversation
  • Communication barriers
  • Business report writing
  • Proposal writing in business – handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Employment portfolio
  • Telephone etiquette

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
Managerial communication: strategies and applicationsHD 30.3 .H95
Contemporary business communicationHD 30.3 .O26
Leadership communicationHD 30.3 .B387
Emily Post’s The etiquette advantage in businessHF 5389 .P675
Business communication design: creativity, strategies, and solutionsHF 5718 .A746
Professional communication: the corporate insider’s approachHF 5718 .P58
Fundamentals of contemporary business communicationHD 30.3 .O264
Strategic communication in business and the professionsHD 30.3 .O35
Business communication: discovering strategy, developing skillsHF 5717 .T56
E-mail rules…managing policies, security, and legal issues for E-maile-Book
Communication best practices at Dell, General Electric, Microsoft… e-Book
Communication skills stepladders to success for the professionale-Book
Bridging the culture…a practical guide to international business comme-Book
The insider’s guide to getting that first job interviewe-Book
The management speaker’s handbooke-Book
The manager’s guide to effective meetingse-Book
Persuasive business writing achieve results and raise your profilee-Book
Write to the point how to communicate in businesse-Book
The international business communication desk referenceREF HF 5718 .M83
Talking from 9 to 5: women’s and men’s conversational styles…HF 5718 .T36

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Business Communication Quarterly
  • Technical Communication
  • Technical Communication Quarterly
  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
  • Communication Briefings
  • Communication Monographs
  • Communication Quarterly

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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