Conducting Rhetoric and Composition Research at USF
This guide highlights the resources available at the University of South Florida's Tampa Library for the advanced study of rhetoric and composition.
While many projects benefit from in-depth research in specific journals, database aggregators provide the best means to search across journals efficiently and effectively. Don't write the MLA International Bibliography off as a literature-only resource; it actually indexes many rhetoric and composition journals.
Journals and reference works in the arts, sciences, business, and medicine. Some full-text available.
Articles from Interdisciplinary Resources
When conducting rhetoric research, it is also important to consider resources from allied fields, such as education, cultural studies, technology, and political science. These resources will get you started:
The ISI Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. ISI Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching.