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Open Access Resources
CompPile: An inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies.
CompPile provides ready reference to the published twentieth-century work in post-secondary composition and rhetoric, from the beginning of WWII to the end of the century. It does not extend before 1939 or after 1999. It is an on-line, keyworded, searchable inventory for researchers and teachers and anybody else interested. CompPile is offered in the spirit of free research and scholarship. Use of this bibliography for profit, however, requires our permission.
Coverage CompPile's focus is on post-secondary writing (not speaking or conversing). It integrates journal articles, review-essays, notes and comments, books, dissertations, ERIC items, and edited collections. It does not systematically cover textbooks, how-to books, conference notices, editor's forwards, or reviews of single works.
Best Resources for Topic Overviews and Pro/Con Issues
Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of social issues. The resource includes continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites.
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Issues & Controversies
More than 900 timely, in-depth articles on current issues. Features include pro/con statements, timelines, news updates, editorial cartoons, statistics, and more.
Find a Specific Article
To find a specific article, type the first few words of the article title, in quotation marks, into the search box on the library's website. NOTE: If the article is not found, you can request it via Interlibrary Loan.