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ENG 201 Classical Rhetoric and Contemporary Discourse: Journal Articles

Some search strategies

When you are searching for scholarly articles that examine or analyze the rhetoric or discourse on a topic, it's sometimes helpful to try throwing a few synonyms for "rhetoric" in as search terms--such as:

  • rhetoric
  • discourse ("discourse analysis" works too)
  • persuasion (or persuasive)
  • argument
  • advertising/marketing/promotion
  • debate
  • rationale

Topic and argument help

You may find CQ Reasearcher helpful in a number of ways. It's a good place to check out possible current event topics. It's a good place to get a feel for the arguments or rhetoric around a topic. It's useful for further sources.

Scholarly article databases