Rhetoric

Library Contact

  • Jan Carter
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Office Location: 212 Doe Library
  • Contact Info:

    510.643.2281

About the Rhetoric Collection

Rhetoric materials are collected in support of the research and teaching needs of those in the Rhetoric Department and in related interdisciplinary fields. Rhetoric at Berkeley is an interdisciplinary program that explores the theoretical, historical and cultural dimensions of discourse. Undergraduate coursework focuses on the History and Theory of Rhetoric, Public Discourse, and Narrative and Image. Graduate study is concentrated on Classical Rhetoric and Ancient Culture, Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality, History and Theory, Law, Literary and Cultural Studies, Political and Social Thought, and Race and Ethnicity

 

Catalogs

To find books, journals and other media owned by the UC Berkeley Library search Berkeley's OskiCat or the UC-wide MELVYL catalog.

Purchase Recommendation

If you'd like to recommend an item to be added to the collection, please use the Purchase Recommendation Form.

 

Electronic Resource Finder

The Electronic Resource Finder is a directory of the Library's databases and other online resources.  It is organized by subject (e.g. philosophy), type of material (e.g. images and sound databases), or title (e.g. Theatre in Video).  It is a useful tool to help you choose the right resources for your particular research needs.

Connecting From Off Campus

UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff can access Library resources from off campus using one of two simple methods:

Proxy Server
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
After you install and run the VPN "client" software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

Article Databases

For comprehensive lists of article databases, rhetoric students should use the Electronic Resource Finder and search by the broad Subject category (e.g. Law and Legal Studies) that most closely relates to their research interests.  Below is a selective list of databases that are particularly useful for interdisciplinary topics related to rhetoric.

These databases index journal articles, chapters of books, (and sometimes) books, and book reviews.  You can research a topic by searching for authors or subject terms relevant to your research. A few of these databases include the full text of the articles, but most of them use UC-eLinks to take you to the full-text of the article you are interested in. For articles not available online, UC-eLinks will search the Melvyl catalog for a print copy of the journal.

 

Interdisciplinary Databases for Rhetoric:

History and Theory of Rhetoric

The theory and practice of rhetoric including the social, political, technological and intellectual developments of its history. Included here are resources for the concentrated study areas of Classical Rhetoric and Ancient Culture, Continental Philosophy and Critical Theory, and History and Theory.  The links below will refer you to the Library subject pages related to this Area of Study within Rhetoric. These subject pages will give you in-depth information on locating and using research tools, provide you with guides to doing library research, and describe the Library's print, electronic, and multi-media collections.

See the Library pages for these subjects:

See also the library pages for International and Area Studies. For a complete list of library subject pages see Libraries and Collections A-Z.

Public Discourse

The symbolic and institutional dimensions of rhetoric in its legal, political and social dimensions. Included here are resources for the concentrated study areas of Gender and Sexuality, Law, Political and Social Thought, and Race and Ethnicity.  The links below will refer you to the Library subject pages related to this Area of Study within Rhetoric. These subject pages will give you in-depth information on locating and using research tools, provide you with guides to doing library research, and describe the Library's print, electronic, and multi-media collections.

See the Library pages for these subjects:

See also the library pages for International and Area Studies. For a complete list of library subject pages see Libraries and Collections A-Z.

Narrative and Image

The literary, cinematic and visual forms of rhetoric. Included here are resources for the concentrated study areas of Film and Media Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies.  The links below will refer you to the Library subject pages related to this Area of Study within Rhetoric. These subject pages will give you in-depth information on locating and using research tools, provide you with guides to doing library research, and describe the Library's print, electronic, and multi-media collections.

See the Library pages for these subjects:

See also the Library pages for International and Area Studies. For a complete list of library subject pages see Libraries and Collections A-Z.

Related Subject Guides

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