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MSCH R431: Public Relations for Nonprofits

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Bloomington, IN 47405
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Topic Identification and Exploration

Use these databases to browse for controversial policy issues and topics, and to explore the various facets and viewpoints of those topics.

News and Scholarly Sources

Try this search string:

(charit* OR not-for-profit OR non-profit OR nonprofit OR “third sector” OR philanthrop*) and (scandal* OR misconduct OR transgress* OR violat* OR crime OR wrongdoing OR impropriety OR corrupt* OR mistrust OR distrust OR fraud)




Journals Focused on Nonprofits

Consumer Research

Citation and Style Guides

Citation involves properly crediting the authors of information sources used in a paper or presentation. You will need to cite if sources are directly quoted and/or paraphrased or if reading a source contributed to the ideas presented. 

Always cite your sources.

Different disciplines use certain citation styles. Use these Quick Style Guides, the full citation manuals, or ask library staff for citation assistance.


Quick Style Guides


Full Style Manuals