Rhetorics: Welcome

Here you can find links to the relevant and important databases, reference materials and journals.


Karen Margrethe Ørnstrup

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The subject

 COMM Library

The subject covers the major topics of theoretical, practical and historical rhetorics and deals with subjects such as argumentation, rhetorical functions, acts and norms (e.g. assessment criterions for public debate), oral and written communication, principles for god presentation, the topical art, specific communication and text production covering all forms of media and all genres etc. Rhetorics is very much an interdisciplinary subject that also involves philosophy, comparative literary studies, film and media studies, linguistics and the social sciences.

The University Library of Humanities acquires books, periodicals and online resources that cover all aspects of rhetorics as being studied by students and researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Most printed materials are freely available for home loan but access to most of the online resources is limited byt can be accessed via the library Calalogue if you are affiliated to University of Copehagen.

On the different subpages of this Libguide you can find information about different types of material relevant to the study of rhetorics as well as different tools for information searching in reference works and databases. There’s also a collection of links to selected websites.
The librarian is always willing answer questions and to help with information searches. Contact information can be found in the right side of this page.

International Students


You can find a wide range of books and journals at the COMM/IKK library in building 14.2. 

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