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TC 497 - Technical Communication for Computer Science

A research guide for students of TC 497 to connect to library resources in support of your class.

Technical Communication the Journal

UM Library subscribes to Technical Communication, the journal published by the Society for Technical Communication.

Technical Communication publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. It includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. 

Some recent interesting articles:

  • "Tactical Organizing: What Can the r/wallstreetbets and GameStop Frenzy Teach Us About Technical Communication in a Networked Age?"
  • "Intelligent Algorithms: Evaluating the Design of Chatbots and Search"
  • "A Scheme for Understanding and Writing Summaries"

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication

UM Library subscribes to the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, published by Sage.

The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication is one of several prestigious international scholarly journals in the field of technical and professional communications. Published quarterly, JTWC strives to meet the diverse communication needs of industry, management, government, and academia. JTWC’s mission is to publish peer-reviewed cutting edge research on communications-related issues, as well as relevant materials on the teaching of technical and professional writing and reviews of recently published books.

Some recent interesting articles:

  • "Communicating an Outbreak: The Visual Genres of Zika Virus Reports"
  • "Extending Design Thinking, Content Strategy, and Artificial Intelligence into Technical Communication and User Experience Design Programs: Further Pedagogical Implications"
  • "Analyzing Safety Communication in Industrial Contexts"

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

UM Library subscribes to the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication—including but not limited to technical and business communication. Papers address the research interests and needs of technical communicators, including engineers, scientists, information designers, editors, linguists, translators, business professionals, and others.

Some recent interesting articles:

  • "Generation Z Workplace Communication Habits and Expectations"
  • "Better Communication = Better Teams: A Communication Exercise to Improve Team Performance"
  • "Improving Technical and Risk Communication: An Organizational Study of North Carolina Emergency Management and Hurricane Florence"