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Communication Studies: Debate

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.

UW Debate Union

Debate Club, University of Washington, ca. 1885

2015-2016 Resolution

Resolved: The United States should significantly reduce its military presence in one or more of the following: the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, the Greater Horn of Africa, Northeast Asia.

Background & Context

Facts & Basic Stats

Research Guides

Web Search Tip: Site Specific Search

use Google to limit your search (search within) a specific website by entering [site:url].  Examples:

  • haiti AND "new media" AND site:.edu
  • health AND africa AND site:pewinternet.org
  • belize AND "new media" AND  site:.gov

 

UW Library Databases

These library databases include scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.  They are UW Restricted ().  UW students, faculty, and staff can log in with your UW NetID and password to access the databases from off campus.   

The library databases provided by the same company (such as EBSCO) can be searched at the same time.  This will save you time and usually provides more search results; however, the thesaurus terms/subjects/descriptors are specific to each database.   

Multi-Disciplinary Databases (cover a lot of subjects):

Discipline-Specific Databases:

Web Search TIp: Use Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar to find journal articles, conference papers, theses & dissertations, academic websites and more in all subjects.  Be sure to set your Google Scholar Settings by clicking on the button near the top right corner of the screen.  Select Library Links on the left and make sure "University of Washington Libraries - Check for Full-Text @ UW" is checked.  This will link your results to UW Libraries e-journals.

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Web Search Tip: Useful Google Searches