Communication Studies:Rhetoric

Key resources for research in Communication Studies


  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

    In the Thesaurus, type Rhetoric under "Browse for," then click on the word Rhetoric to see the list of narrower and related terms. Choose as many as you need or click on the box under "Explode" to include all narrower terms. Then click on "Add" and finally, "Search."

  • Humanities International Complete

    Change the drop-down box to "Subject (SU)," then search any of these subject terms:Rhetoric; Rhetoric & Psychology; Rhetoric, Ancient; Rhetoric, Medieval; Rhetorical Theory.

  • Literature Online (LION)

    Click on "Criticism & Reference" and type Rhetoric in the "Author/Subject(s)" box. Only those citations preceded by a page or camera icon link to electronic full text, but other sources may be available in print through the UT Online Catalog.

  • LLBA (Linguistics, Language and Behavior Abstracts)

    Click on Advanced Search and type Rhetoric; for best results, change the drop-down box to "Descriptors" (subjects). You may limit the "Subject Area" to "Arts & Humanities" or "Social Sciences" and limit by date as well. Results include web sites.

  • MLA International Bibliography

    Search the same as in Communications & Mass Media Complete (above), but results are limited to language and literature journals and books.


You must use the UT Libraries web page to access full text articles

Web Sources

Comprehensive Sites

Burkeian Rhetoric


Reference Sources


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