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Speech Research Basics

Learn tips and resources to help you gather, evaluate, and cite your research for speeches. Good for students in COMM 100 or COMM 102 classes.

Meet the Librarian

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Kathleen Ennis
L&LC #119 (East Campus)

Liaison Area: Arts, Humanities, & Communication

Research Help Desk hours:

Mondays 9am-11am East

Tuesdays 11am-1pm East

Wednesdays 11am-12pm East

Thursdays 11am-12pm East

Your Assignment

Your Task: You need to define your speech topic, find credible information that is appropriate for college-level research, and communicate your research clearly and concisely.

How This Guide Works: To use this guide, click on the yellow links in the left navigation bar. Use as little or as much of the information as you'd like.

Tech Issues

A Few Technical Notes:

On your computer you need to:

Disable pop-up blockers

Here are some useful instructions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Download Adobe Flash Player

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Download Acrobat Reader

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