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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

Starting your research with WorldCat

This is the basic search box for WorldCat, the best place to identify books, journals, media items, and many other resources owned by the university libraries, as well as other libraries around the world. Choose the WorldCat tab on the library home page and enter search terms in the box to get started. Don't worry about being too precise at first; you can easily narrow down your results later to books, publication date, etc. You can also click Advanced Search for more precise search options.  



What is in WorldCat UMD?

Examples of resources discoverable in WorldCat UMD:

  • Articles
  • Journal titles
  • DVDs
  • Government Documents
  • Historical Manuscripts
  • Print Books
  • E-Books
  • Sound Recordings
  • Dissertations
  • Music Scores
  • Internet Resources
  • Audio Books
  • Streaming Media
  • Open Access e-journals and e-books
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) in the Open Textbook Library

What is NOT in WorldCat UMD?