This library guide has links to library databases and resources you can use to locate scholarly, credible sources of information for your speeches.
If you'd like to learn more independently about using the library, types of sources, citing and plagiarsim, go to the COM1010 Research Tutorial here.
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Some databases have topic or issues lists that are helpful for getting topic ideas. The links below take you to topic lists you can browse.
Of course, you can always use the article databases tab, or newspapers tab in this guide to find other great places to search. You can also use other library guides for help researching various subjects like psychology, Africana studies, and women's studies as appropriate to your topic.
Search here for articles, books, and more.
Try one of the library databases below to find articles, book chapters, video, audio and more.
You can also use any of the library guides as relevant to your topic by clicking this link: library guides.
Need statistics? Our Social Science Data guide and Health Statistics guide can get you there fast!
Use the search strategy worksheet to help you organize the research process. The first step is to come up with a question or statement you'd like to investigate. From there, pull out your main concepts, and conclude the sheet by filling in synonyms for your main concepts. Happy searching!