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Rhetoric & Writing: Research Resources

Research & Professional Resources for Rhetoric & Writing

Use This Guide For...

..finding Rhetoric and Writing resources in the library's collections. Since Rhetoric and Writing is interdisciplinary, many of the databases listed here are also. To access library resources off-campus, simply log in when prompted using your BGSU username and password. Open Access resources are freely available on the web and do not require an institutional login. To find databases not listed here, use the A-Z Databases list on the library's website. You can search by subject, title, or database name.

Library Databases

Journals Accessed through the Library

To search for a journal publication in the library's collection, use the Journals by Title search on the library's webpage.

Open Access Journals

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Web Resources


Use these Library of Congress (LC) call numbers to search the library catalog or browse the stacks in Jerome Library.

P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics

P40-40.5 Sociolinguistics

P211-211.7 Written communication. History of writing and alphabet

P301-301.5 Style. Composition. Rhetoric. Usage

P302-302.87 Discourse analysis

PE1-3729 English philology and language

PE1065-1069 Study and teaching

PE1401.2-1497 Rhetoric. Style. Composition

PN4001-4500.2 Oratory

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