Research Guide: Technology & Communication

Finding Articles

Try using the following suggested keyword searches in the OneSearch box below. For more specific searching, try replacing the keyword technology with the type of technology you’re most interested in, such as “social media,” Facebook, “text messaging,” or Snapchat.

technology AND “interpersonal communication”
technology AND “social aspects” AND communication
technology AND “communication skills”
“text messaging” AND linguistics
Snapchat AND communication
"social media" and communication and "interpersonal relationships"
smartphones AND “social interactions”



You can also try searching for these terms to find articles in Communication & Mass Media Complete and ComAbstracts

Background Information

The following UVU Library books and websites provide background information for beginning research on technology and communication.

  • Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other
  • HM851 .T86 2011, 4th Floo
  • The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication
  • HE9715.J25 H67 2007, 4th Floor
  • 24/7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work, and Play
  • HE9713 .H365 2007, 4th Floor
  • It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
  • HQ799.2 .I5 B68 2014, 4th Floor
  • Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life
  • HE9713 .K38 2006, 4th Floor
  • Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together and Tearing Us Apart
  • HM1206 .M623 2012, 4th Floor
  • New Tech, New Ties: How Mobile Communication is Reshaping Social Cohesion
  • HE9713 .M43 2008
  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
  • P95.45 .T87 2015, 4th Floor
  • Technology Device Ownership: 2015 Pew Research Center Report
  • Read Online
  • Teens, Technology and Friendships: 2015 Pew Research Center Report
  • Read Online