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FYE: First Year Experience Resources: Connections

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Connections Keywords

Keywords are the key to searching library resources and unlocking great search results.  Before you begin searching, think of a few words or short phrases that relate to the main idea of what you want to find.  Here are some examples of keywords and phrases related to your Connections module.

  • communication
  • "interpersonal communication"
  • "cultural awareness"
  • "conflict management"

What other keywords can you think of?


Use keywords to search for more ebooks using the ebook database.

Check out the video: How do I use EBSCO ebooks for ebook database search tips.

Connections: Watch Streaming Videos from the Library Databases

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How Can Having Good Listening Skills Make You A Better Communicator?

It's not just how you relay information but also how you absorb and process it that makes you a better communicator. This animated episode provides an example of the process in action.

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4 Communication Skills Everyone Needs

In this video, learn about four key communication skills: lean communication (get straight to the point), connecting with others (social skills), adaptability (learn to read and relate to different people) and texting and using social media professionally (understand the importance of respectful and polite messaging).

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What do we mean by Communication Skills?

Defining and explaining what Communication is in relation to the Four C's of 21st Century Learning

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Social and Cultural Awareness

When we work with people from other cultures or different social backgrounds, we need to be aware of how our cultures may either help or hinder us in terms of communication and collaboration.

Connections: Books and eBooks from the Library

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Your Perfect Right, 10th Edition

This indispensable guide to equal-relationship assertiveness is packed with step-by-step exercises, tips, and skills to help you express yourself effectively. In this book, you'll learn practical advice on dealing with difficult people, handling criticism, and expressing your feelings. You'll also discover how to use humor in conflict resolution, ways to clarify others' intentions, and how to distinguish between encouraging and discouraging communication habits. 

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The Assertiveness Guide for Women

Many women struggle with assertiveness, but if you're prone to anxiety and avoidance, it is especially difficult. Grounded in attachment theory, this essential guide will help you identify your thoughts and feelings, balance your emotions, communicate your needs, and set healthy boundaries to improve your life.

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Dale Carnegie and Associates' Listen!

Wouldn't you like to make yourself heard and understood in all of your relationships? Using vivid examples, easy-to-learn techniques, and practical exercises for becoming a better listener-and making yourself heard and understood, Dale Carnegie will show you how it's done, even in difficult situations.

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Discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to read body language, develop skills for couples communication, negotiate and resolve conflicts, communicate with family members, handle group interactions, master public speaking, and prepare for job interviews. This new edition features a much-needed chapter on digital communication