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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

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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
  • health AND africa AND
  • belize AND "new media" AND


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:

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