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COMM 101 (Oral Rhetoric)

Current and Controversial Issues

If your topic is more popular or involves current events, you might try these research databases:

Scholarly Research

Scholarly research databases tend to focus on one subject or related subjects. 

To find a subject-specific database for your topic, try the databases recommended in the subject guides (organized there by "Type" - go to Subject to see the list), or on the library's website (databases listed by subject).

Or use Academic Search Complete or JSTOR, two helpful interdisciplinary scholarly databases.


Google Scholar

Logo - Multicolored "Google" text next to "Scholar" in grey lettering.If you would like to expand your search beyond the library's research databases, or prefer to use a familiar interface, you might also try Google Scholar.  (Remember, though, that not everything on Google Scholar is necessarily scholarly!)

Looking for Full-Text?

For access to the full-text of an article (either in print or online), look for and click on the Text "Full-Text @ Hekman" in auburn letters boxed in auburn next to the Hekman logo. icon. This will open another window indicating where and how we may have access through Hekman Library.

Locate Full-Text: How-to

Youtube Video - How to Get Full-Text