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Rhetoric 105: Online

A library guide for Rhetoric 105: Online

Find Articles

The Find Articles Guide is the best place to begin a search for articles. In contains a subset of the databases at the University of Illinois Library that will be most useful for finding articles for this course. 

Watch the Using the Find Articles Guide video to learn more about this guide.

Select Academic Search Ultimate from the top of the Find Articles Guide to begin your search. Use keywords and phrases you identified in your Dissect Your Research Question worksheet to begin your search. 

Select additional subject databases from the Find Articles Guide to search for more specialized articles. 

CAREFULLY review the video below to save, e-mail, and cite your results in order to assure you can get back to any articles you will use in your research.


How to Use Academic Search Ultimate: VIDEOS

Tips for Refining Your Search

  1. Look closely at the first two pages of your results.
  2. Click on the article title to find more information about an article.
  3. When you find a good article:
    • Read the Abstract to learn what the article is about.
    • Look closely at the Subject Terms. Add these to your Dissect Your Research Question handout and use them in a new search as needed.
  4. To  improve your search:
    • If you have too few results, use fewer keywords, or try an alternative keyword from your Dissect Your Research Question handout.
    • If you have too many results, add another keyword, or try an alternative from your Dissect Your Research Question handout.

Open Articles from Off-Campus

When you are off-campus you will be prompted to log-in with your Net ID and password before you can begin searching.

You may save and send permanent links to specific articles you locate in your database searches. They are often called Permalinks or Persistent Links.  If you do e-mail these to yourself you will need to add a Proxy Prefix to the permanent link provided by the database.

Add the following to the beginning of the permanent link URL: 

For additional information, see the Database Linking page.