|The following library and Internet resources are geared toward the research needs of CSUN students taking Communication Studies 442: Rhetoric of Peace and Conflict. The focus is on primary sources, both current and historical: locating news accounts in newspapers; transcripts of speeches and broadcasts; and congressional hearings and debates. Also includes secondary sources such as scholarly journals, news magazines, and special reports databases for research and analysis.|
- Choosing the best resources to use for research involves several factors, including assignment requirements, currency of the research topic, and the depth of coverage needed.
- Periodical articles (magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals) are excellent sources of current and/or specific information for informative and persuasive speeches.
- What is a Scholarly Article? (Video)
- It's important to start with a Search Strategy to identify your topic's keywords.
- Library databases us And, Or, Not Logic and Truncation (*) to help you identify relevant articles.
- Additional help with library research techniques can be found on the Oviatt Library's Research Strategies web site.
- Take a virtual tour of the Oviatt Library!