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WRPR 140: The Language of Argument (HC)

Writing Program 140: The Language of Argument (Muse) Fall 2013

Finding Scholarly Articles

Before conducting your search:

  • Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.

  • Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords.  What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making?  (E.g., publishing vs. dissemination)

  • Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching

  • Indentify disciplines that are relevant to your research question.  Also consider the ways in which your question might reside outside traditional discplines or cut across them.

See the Search Tips tab for additional information about searching Tripod Articles and other databases.

Discipline-Specific Databases

Begin your search with the relevant subject-specific or multidisciplinary databases listed below.  To identify subject-specific databases not listed below, use Research Guides.

Once you have found relevant resources, use the button to get full-text copies the articles.

A separate window will open with links either to a digital copy of the article, a locally available print copy, or an Article Delivery request form for ordering material not held by the tri-college libraries. To request items not held locally, simply enter your name and barcode and submit the request.

Multidiscplinary Databases

Selected Journals

Find additional journals using these subject headings or search for additional headings using the Browse Books & More feature:

You can also search by journal title.

Book Reviews

Many other databases—such as JSTOR, America, History, & Life, and Proquest Research Library also have reviews—so be sure to check within these resources as well.