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Language, Writing & Rhetoric

This is a guide to important print and electronic sources in the fields of Language, Writing & Rhetoric. The emphasis is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but some Internet sources are also included. Email or phon

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Stop by the library services desk on the first floor of McKeldin to talk to a librarian in person, or email Pat Herron, the subject librarian in English. 


Finding databases and journals

The University of Maryland subscribes to hundreds of databases that cover a wide range of subjects. Not sure which database is best for your search? Use the Database Finder to locate databases by subject. 

Know the journal you're looking for? Search journals at UMD and beyond using the Journal Finder.

Visit the Directory of Open Access Journals for a list of free peer-reviewed journals across disciplines.  

Core databases in Language, Writing, and Rhetoric