COMS 321: Rhetorical Discourse: Introduction

typing on a laptop (c) Esquire Magazine The following library and Internet resources are geared toward the research needs of CSUN Communication Studies majors taking COMS 321: Rhetorical Discourse.

Select your Topic

  • How to select the best topic for your research:
    • Use library resources to browse a broad topic and narrow it down to sub-topics, such as sources of pro/con arguments.
    • Ask yourself: What are the 5 Ws (who, what, why, when, where) and how of this topic?
    • Ask yourself: How much time (or pages) do I have to present my topic?

Select Resources

  • Deciding which type of resource to use for research involves several factors, including assignment requirements, currency of the research topic, and the depth of coverage needed.

Search Effectively