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Rhetoric & Technical Communication Research Guide: Introduction

This is an overview of resources that will help students taking courses in rhetoric to get on their way to doing quality research.

Guides for Other Areas of Study within English

This is the list of guides provided by the ISU Library for the various topics taught in the Iowa State University's English Department.

Off-Campus Access

Most of our online indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed off-campus using your ISU Borrower ID and password. See Set your Library password for more information.

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This guide is intended for undergraduate and graduate students doing coursework and research in the area of rhetoric. You can use the resources in this guide to search for information on specific areas of study within rhetoric -- writing, technical communication, "classical" rhetoric, etc. -- as well as searching for other rhetoric-related terms. If you'd like further assistance in doing linguistics research, please don't hesitate to contact the English Subject Specialist, Dan Coffey.

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