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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

Trying to access e-journals off campus?

Try out the UMD Libraries reload button! Add the button to your browser's bookmark toolbar (see instructions below), and whenever you come across a journal you think you should be able to access, click the button to reload the page through the UMD Libraries proxy.

Reload @ UMCP

Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar or right click and select the "Bookmark This Link" option.

Chrome or Safari:
Drag the button to the bookmarks toolbar. If the bookmarks toolbar isn't visible, press Ctrl + Shift + B (in Chrome).

Internet Explorer:
Right click the button and choose the "Add to favorites..." option. You may get a warning about adding unsafe links. While it's good practice to be wary, we believe this link is safe.

*Note: Reloading the page through the proxy still won't give you access if it's a resource we don't subscribe to. To verify access, look up the journal in journal finder.

Electronic journals in the field

Below you'll find a list of the most relevant journals in the fields relating to Language, Writing, and Rhetoric. These are either open source or available to you through the UMD Libraries. For in-depth information about each of these journals (and more), visit the MLA Directory of Periodicals. Search for a journal and this database will give you the scope, editorial staff, acceptance rates, and details pertaining to submissions. 

Electronic journals