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rhet⋅o⋅ric 

[ret-er-ik] –noun

1. (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast.
2. the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech.
3. the study of the effective use of language.
4. the ability to use language effectively.
5. the art of prose in general as opposed to verse.
6. the art of making persuasive speeches; oratory.
7. (in classical oratory) the art of influencing the thought and conduct of an audience.
8. (in older use) a work on rhetoric.

About this guide

Welcome to the FAU Libraries subject guide for Rhetoric. This LibGuide includes information resources including research strategies, databases, journals, books, websites, and more.

The goal of this guide is to provide students with prompt access to FAU library resources in this subject. Visit the tabs at the top of this page for specific information that will help you:

  • Construct a search strategy: having a well-constructed search strategy is the most important part of starting your research.
  • Get Articles: the 'Databases' tab provides links to databases, or large, online collections of journal articles.
  • Browse Journals: read scholarly literature published by professionals in the field.
  • Find Books: access the FAU Libraries catalog to locate books and other library materials owned by the libraries.
  • Web Sites: not all information on the internet is junk! This page links to reputable organizations and agencies as well as information on how to evaluate information you find on the web.

For assistance in using the library or conducting research, contact the Reference Department or visit the Need Help? tab for additional ways to find get help from a librarian.

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