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COMM 100 - Fundamentals of Speech: Home

This guide supports the speech research required in COMM 100 classes

Recommended General Databases

Use these databases as a starting point for your speech research. Their holdings are broad, which means many topics can be found in these databases.

Recommended Resources for Persuasive Speech

Use "CQ Researcher" & "Points of View" to find research about traditionally controversial topics.
Newspapers may be best for more recent controversial topics.

Monroe's Motivated Sequence


eBooks You May Find Useful as You Prepare Your Speeches

All eBooks listed below are freely available electronically through the library.

Getting Citations & References Right

Use these websites for your in-text citations and your reference list.
APA has updated to the 7th edition & many websites still provide examples in 6th edition style. Check with your professor about citation requirements.

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All icons used in this guide are from the Noun Project. Icons from the Noun Project site are free to use as long as you provide proper attribution. I pay for a professional account and as such am not required to include attributions on the individual images. If you would like to use images from the Noun Project follow this link to their website.

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