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Rhetorics, Communication, & Information Design (RCID)

resources and services that graduate students in the multidisciplinary RCID program commonly need

Key databases

Below are selected databases with content that is generally the most useful for studies of writing, rhetoric, communication, and media generally.

For both specific contexts (business, medicine, engineering, etc.) and multi-subject databases, see individual subject guides.  If you know the title of the database you want, go to the A to Z databases list.

Simultaneous searching

Ebsco databases can be searched simultaneously. Open one, then look for the Choose databases link above the Select a field box. Put a check mark in the box by the databases you want to search and then click the OK button.

You can use the CU Libraries catalog to do a broad search of the Libraries catalog and many of our databases.

If the full text isn't online...

  • If you can't get to the full text of the article from the particular database, try pasting the title of the article into the CU Libraries catalog.
  • If the article doesn't come up, go to our journal search page and type in the name of the journal/magazine/newspaper the article is in.
  • If we don't have access to the journal, request the article through Interlibrary Loan.