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COMM 3316F: Rhetoric, Race, and Memory: Articles & Databases

A course guide to library research resources for students in Rhetoric, Race, and Memory

How to find Articles using Databases

The How to Find Articles Guide will help you navigate library research databases including the Start Your Research system (the white search box on the library home page).

Using Start Your Research to Find Articles & Books

What's Link Source?

LinkSource checks our other database to find a copy of your article in one of our other databases.

Sometimes you'll see this image:

Where to Search

Research Databases

The library subscribes to over 400 databases and choosing one is the first step for successful searching. This is different than searching the world wide web since these are subscribed to by the library. You have access to them on campus and off campus with your NetID and password. You can choose a research database by Subject, by Name, or by Type. Ues the alphabet at the top of the Research Databases page to choose a database by its name.

You can find all different types of periodical articles in our research databases - scholarly peer reviewed or "refereed" journal, newspaper, magazine, etc. There is usually a way to limit to Peer Reviewed or "refereed" articles only.

For specific types of articles or resources such as Primary sourcesNewspapers, Film Reviews, or Timelines/Chronologies use the By Type drop down menu on the Research Databases page. 

You can use a reference database such as Credo for dictionary and encyclopedia entries. It also has a mind map tool and images. 


 Start Your Research searches multiple databases for articles and the library catalog for books and other materials. This tool can be good if your topic is cross-disciplinary and you are looking for different types of materials.

Start Your Research search box

Try a database particular to your subject for more advanced research in your subject area by using the databases listed under By Subject.

Databases by Subject

Communication And Journalism Databases

Look at the list of Communication And Journalism Databases for information about topics such as family communication.

Or you can try these Multi-Subject if your topic covers different subjects or is cross disciplinary. These are similar to Start Your Research but don't search the library catalog. 


Dissertations & Theses can also help you find in depth context and perspective on an issue.


  • Indexes items owned by libraries throughout the U.S. and parts of the world. Shows which items we own. Direct link to request items we don't own via interlibrary loan.

Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian

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