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COM 213 Public Speaking

Use this guide for assignments in COM212: Public Speaking, including pinpointing a good topic and finding speech texts

Find Sources in Databases

Library databases are collections of sources and articles you can search. Each one contains different articles so try more than one if you don't find what you need.

Not sure where to start? Ask a librarian and we'll be happy to help!

General Article Databases

These databases provide scholarly, popular, and trade journal articles


Reports & Pro/Con Essays

These databases provide information about contriversial topics and showcase various sides of an argument.

Newspapers from Alternative Views

These databases provide publications from a variety of locations and communities.

Video: Choosing a Database