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Purdue Discourse Communities and Organizations

Resources to assist in exploring discourse communities and organizations at Purdue.

Finding Books, Articles, and More

To find materials available from the Purdue Libraries,

  1. Visit the Purdue Libraries home page at
  2. Change the pull-down menu option on the left side of the main search box from "Search All" to the type of media you're looking for, and then type a title or keywords and click the "Search" button. 

Examine and sort results using options found on the left side of the page in the box beside search results.  

Physical items will display a location and call number. The record will indicate that you should click "Check Request Options" and, if not logged in, the system will ask that you "Sign in to Check Availability" before you can request an item.

Electronic materials will have a link that reads "Online Access Available"--click the link to access full text.

Article Databases

The databases listed below are useful because they contain a variety of both scholarly and popular articles, such as newspaper and magazine articles.

Newspaper Articles

The databases below include newspaper articles and news sources. You can also limit by newspaper articles in general databases such as ProQuest Research Library and Academic Search Premier.