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COM 111 - Public Speaking: Finding a Topic

Library databases to find a topic

The most important thing is to find a topic you care about, a topic that interests you.

Use the following library databases to help you find a topic:

  • Student Resources In Context  is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. Find full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized in a user-friendly portal experience.
  • Opposing Viewpoints provides intelligent, thoughtfully worded discussion centering on the key issues of our time, such as genetic engineering, environmental policy, prejudice, abortion, health care reform, and media violence
  • CQ Researcher  provides full-text access to reports that examine contemporary social and political issues. Compiled by staff at Congressional Quarterly, Inc., an independent research firm, each report includes more than 12,000 words and an extensive bibliography on a single topic.