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Library databases are electronic catalogs or indices, contain information about published items, and are searchable.

Some items indexed in library databases include journals, magazines, books, newspapers, book reviews, publications, and dissertations.

Many library databases provide at least some full text articles, but some may only provide abstracts (summaries) or citations. A citation typically consists of author, title, source (title of publication), publisher, and date of publication.

Library databases differ in what they cover. Some library databases index items from many subject areas and others index items from a specific academic discipline.  View all the FAU databases by subject here : Databases by Subject

Below is a selected list of databases that you will find useful in searching for information on Rhetoric:

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

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Popular Publications vs. Scholoarly Papers

List of Electronic Journals

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