to article databases listed in this guide is limited to WSU students,
staff, and faculty. If you have questions, chat with us online.
Just click on the Online Assistance button at the top right of this
page. Or call the Reference Desk 626-6415 or toll free 1-877-306-3140
Use the WSU online
to find the location and availability of books and other
media in Stewart Library. You may search for book-length biographies
of individuals, collected speeches, books on rhetoric and rhetorical
Interlibrary Loan: If we do not
own a particular book or article you need, we will borrow it for
you from another library through Interlibrary
Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and other
materials you use to "refer" to. Use these resources for
background information on a topic. We also have many good histories
and chronologies in Reference to help put people and historical periods
Ancient Greek and Roman Rhetoricians;
A Biographical Dictionary Reference PA 83.A5
British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660
Reference PS 221.D5 (Volume 236 of Dictionary of
of Rhetoric Available in print and online; off-campus
access limited to WSU students, staff, and faculty Reference
Encyclopedia of World Biography Reference
CT 103 .E56 1998
Speech Index Reference AI 3 .S85 1966 (older
but still useful)
Timetables of History Reference D 11 .G78 1991
(on Reference Table 2B)
World Philosophers and Their Works Reference
B 104 .W67 2000
Index to Journals
in Communication Studies Through 1990 Classic print index
by Matlon and Ortiz indexes about 20 journals from 1915 through
1990. Reference P 87 .I53
To find articles on
your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical
indexes. Databases are arranged by broad subject categories.
Select the category most relevant to your topic. Search by subject
or keyword in these indexes. Most databases are available from
off-campus using your WSU user name and password. Start
at Database Finder.
Search Premier Offers full text articles from over
8000 scholarly journals in most subject areas. Has feature to
limit searches to peer reviewed or refereed (scholarly) journals.
: History and Life Indexing and abstracts
from historical journals covering American and Canadian history.
Reference Bank Includes some full text articles;
especially good for well-known people since 1940.
A database devoted to articles and links to web sites on the
broad topic of communication.
- Comm Search Available at the Media/Reserve desk.
Provides full text for six journals published by the National
Communication Association, 1991-1997. Abstract s for those journals
cover 1978-1997. Includes Title, Author, and Keyword indexing
for 26 professional journals, from inception through 1996.
and Mass Media Complete Excellent database offering
fulltext from over 200 core journals plus indexing and abstracts
for several hundred additional titles
Offers full text scholarly articles, many of which go back
more than 50 years, in a wide variety of fields.
Resource Center Full text articles from a variety
of print sources. Be sure to click on the Additonal Sources
tab as well.
- MLA Bibliography
Abstracts of articles in the field of literature and linguistics
Full text journals in arts and humanities
Copies of the current edition of the APA style manual are available
at the Reference desk. Additional information is available at the
APA web site. You can also
look at the guide prepared by Stewart Library faculty about writing
Here are some web sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
Memory Project A great collection of primary documents
from the Libraryof Congress
Links to over 5000 full text, audio and video (streaming) versions
of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates,
interviews, other recorded media events
of Iowa Great variety of links to communication
Timelines A great selection of chronologies and timelines