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Communication / Rhetoric / Speech: Articles/Databases

A guide to resources for communications and rhetoric studies and research.

Journal vs. Magazine

Peer-reviewed (also referred to as scholarly) articles appear in academic or professional journals.  The term "peer-review" means that the content of each article is reviewed by a panel of experts for accuracy and authority prior to publication.  Common components of a scholarly article include author credentials, literature review, methodology (if a research article), findings (if a research article), conclusions and a reference bibliography.

Magazine articles often do not include a reference bibliography, and in some cases the author and credentials are not listed.  Without that type of information, it is difficult to verify the source.  For most research projects, your professors will expect you to use strong, verifiable sources that have undergone peer-review prior to publishing.

Databases

Browse Current Periodicals

 

Browse the Current Periodicals section on the 2nd floor of library for these titles and others:

Use the E-journals A-Z list to find electronic articles relevant to speech, rhetoric, and communication.  

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Looking for an article that is not available in a library database?  The library will attempt to get a copy for you.

See the library website for more information on Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form