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Business, Government, and Technical Communications: Introduction

How to access quality information for Business & Technical Communications including books, periodical articles, and web sites. Writing, grammar, proofreading, and production of documents are covered.

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Introduction to this Guide

Welcome to the guide for
Business, Government, and Technical Communications! 📝

The Business, Government, and Technical Communications program at ACC endeavors to help students develop essential skills and knowledge regarding creating and publishing written communications that target varying needs. There is a variety of information available through the library about the topic of technical communication, both in physical form and digital. Use the tabs on the top to navigate through the guide and find the help you need.

This guide will discuss specific types of information. Look at the table below to learn more about each type of resource you may encounter in this guide and get a better idea of what type of resource you may need and where to find more information.

Type Description
Books Books can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about the given topic, often written by subject experts. They're a good place to start if you need to learn more about the topic and get the basics.
Articles Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers can serve as a source of information about new developments and recent scientific findings in the field of psychology. Use the library databases to help locate these articles.
Websites You can often find additional sources of information, such as government agencies and professional organizations, on the Internet. Just make sure to evaluate those sources carefully to ensure they're credible. There is also a sub-page with information on mobile apps.
Videos Video can cover a wide variety of information, delivered through audio and visual channels. They can come in the form of a documentary, lecture recording, etc. Educational videos are often created using other resources like those listed above.


The Real World of Technical Writing

Business & Technical Communication Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. 

Office Chat App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Office Chat-A secure mobile messaging service that allows companies to collaborate, network, and share information. (iOS)

Strat Pad App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Strat Pad-Learn the basics of strategic business planning, see examples of strategic business plans, and create your own business plan. (iOS)

Business Plan App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Business Plan-Learn about the steps to write a business plan and get access to templates, business plan examples, and inspiration to start from home or in a business accelerator. (iOS

Busines Plan & Start Startup App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Business Plan & Start Startup-This app allows you to create your business plan privately or with friends and business partners; walk through tutorials for every section of a typical business plan; get a step by step timeline that takes you from planning to starting your business; and more. (Android)

DSST Technical Writing Buddy App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
DSST Technical Writing Buddy-DSST Technical Writing Buddy is the ultimate tool for learning about the DSST Technical Writing Exam. The features of this app makes studying extremely convenient. The app is a great study guide and ideal for test prep! (iOS)

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