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Assignment | Rhetorical Criticism (Curry): Find Information

SPCH Honors | Prof. R. Curry (Fall 2021)

Finding Books

LSC Library Catalog

  • Request print books and physical items from LSC Libraries, Harris County & Montgomery County Public Libraries.
  • Items will be delivered to your campus.
  • Search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, and more.


Advanced search: AND = less results, more specific. Example: stress AND college students AND finals
Advanced search: NOT = less results, but not as few as AND. Example, school NOT public.
Advanced Search: OR = more results. Example: college OR university.
Full Text: not seeing where to read an article? Check your filters for a full-text limiter.
Spotting a research report: look for abstract, introduction, methods, participants, procedure, results, and discussion as sections.

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar is sort of like Google's version of our research databases in that it indexes scholarly content, making it easier to pick out than if you did a normal Google Search.

Google comparison

Pictured above are the first few results for the search "psychology children television." On the left are results from Google Scholar, and on the right, normal Google. You'll notice that the regular results include a section at the very top identifying some of the scholarly articles; clicking here will take you over to the Google Scholar results page.

Google Scholar Google
757,000 results 50,900,000 results (more!)
Scholarly articles "Popular" articles - news, blogs, magazines, etc
Full-text may or may not be available Full-text of web articles generally available