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English: Composition and Rhetoric: Articles

Article databases

Use the databases below to find journal articles on composition and rhetoric. For additional databases useful for research in English, see the library's subject list of databases for English. See box below about NCTE journal article access. 

NCTE journal article access

Older volumes of most NCTE journals are available electronically through the library's subscription to JSTOR. The library also has print subscriptions to many NCTE journals, including College Composition and Communication, College English, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College. For the journals the library subscribes to in print, electronic access is available by visiting the NCTE website from on campus.

If you are on campus and you go to the NCTE website, you should see this along the RH side of the screen:

College Composition and Communication
College English
English Education
English Journal
Language Arts
Research in the Teaching of English
Teaching English in the Two-Year College


Click through those titles to the and issues you want to access the full text from the contents pages.

If you are off campus and you go directly to their website, you won't see that notice on the RH side of the screen but you can still get access. Instead of going straight to the NCTE site, copy and paste this URL into your browser: 

You'll be prompted to authenticate and once you've done that you should be passed to the NCTE home page where you should now see the message about YOUR INSTITUTIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS along the RH side of the screen.

Once you see that, NCTE is recognizing our WSU subscriptions and you can click those links to get to the full text of those journals.

If you are searching in a database like MLA or ERIC and you click the "Find It!" button on an article from the most recent 5 years or so (the content that is not available in JSTOR), it's not going to link you to the electronic version; it's going to say that there is no electronic access and it's going to show you the call number for the print in the library. Just copy the citation information and go through the NCTE website as described above for electronic access.

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