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Welcome to the Research Guide for your Public Speaking Assignments

Welcome COM225 students!  Use this research guide to help you find books, articles, videos, and more for your Persuasive Speech Assignment. You'll find resources about different topics for your speech as well as resources to help you improve your speeches. Below are examples of the types of resources and information you can find through the library. 

When you are ready to start your own research, select the Getting Started with Research tab.

Here's Some Examples of What You Can Find Through the Library

The library provides access to streaming media databases where you can watch videos about a variety of topics. No downloading needed.  Check out this video from the Film on Demand database: Relaxation for Public Speaking.

Check out these other streaming media databases:

The library subscribes to over 85 different electronic databases where you can search for articles from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Each database contains different articles and information. You can search these databases individually, or you can use OneSearch, which will search most of the databases at once. You'll learn more about database searching in the Getting Started with Research tab. 

The library provides access full text access to ebooks you can read directly on your computer or e-reader. You can search for ebooks via the ebooks database. Below is an example of an ebook from the library's database.