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HONR 200: Rhetoric

Advanced research strategies for HONR 200: Rhetoric students

You can have new research delivered to you, rather than checking databases over and over. You can arrange for this information to come to your e-mail or RSS reader.

Email Alerts

Many databases allow you to save your search as an alert. New results from your search will be sent by e-mail, or sometimes RSS. To get these alerts, you'll need to create an account within the database, usually by clicking a link in the browser upper right corner. 

Google Scholar can email you whenever a new article is published. Enter your search terms into Google Scholar; click 'Create Alert" on the results screen. 

RSS Feeds

An RSS feed in another option for sources other than databases. 

RSS feeds can come from journals, news sites, and blogs--basically, any place you see the RSS symbol:RSS symbol To receive updates, sign up for a free RSS reader account, then add 'feeds' from your preferred websites: