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Argument and Persuasion: Subject Headings

This Library Guide focuses on persuasive writing, or argument. While some of the contents may pertain to spoken rhetoric (debate/speech), the emphasis is on written rhetoric such as papers frequently assigned in freshman composition classes.

Page Overview

This page lists some library catalog subject headings under which materials pertaining to argument may be found.

Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

There is no discrete subject heading for Argument and Persuasion (A&P) in the Library of Congress Subject Headings.  However, small shelf-browsing ranges can be found at Library of Congress book classification P301, as well as the ranges PE1431 and PN171.4 - PN229, all on the Library's sixth floor.  Useable headings for library online catalog Subject searches are