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Speech Resources

This guide offers information and resources for Speech courses

Informative Speech

This research guide will help you find credible sources for your informative speech.

Step 1: Your first step will be to choose a topic.  Need help coming up with a topic?  Check out the Choosing a Topic section on this guide.  **Please check your professor's directions for this speech assignment**

Step 2: Once you have chosen a topic, a good place to find articles would be in a library databases such as Gale eBooks Collection or  Opposing Viewpoints in Context 

Step 3: If you are looking for broad information on a topic to get your started, the library has a great resource called the Gale eBooks Collection.  You can type in keywords about your topic to discover "topic overviews."  These may give you more ideas about your topic and things you can consider including in your speech.

Another option is to try using the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.  In here you will see a section for "Browse Issues" with a lightbulb icon.  In that section you can search through hundreds of topics already put together for you.  Inside each topic will be an introduction article as well as sections called Viewpoints and Featured Viewpoints.  These articles will contain both pro & con articles and can be used as sources.  You will also find academic journals, magazines, and newspaper articles in this database as well.


Step 4: If you are looking for additional articles you can use for your informative speech, you may want to do a search in the SPC Online Catalog.  You can try typing in keywords about your topic to search through books, eBooks and articles.

 

Gale eBooks

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