Research Guide for

COMM 1101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Erickson)

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Encyclopedia Articles

Gale eBooks
Selected dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in many subjects.

Credo Reference
Credo logoArticles from dictionaries, general and subject encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, and more.


 

Current Issues Databases

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)  -- In depth coverage on a wide range of social issues.

CQ Researcher
Reports on controversial issues of national importance (health care, public safety, education, environment, etc.). Each report is on a single topic. Helpful as a topic overview. 

 

General Purpose Databases


Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database and often a good place to start.

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Academic OneFile (Gale)Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database.


 

Journal Articles

JSTOR
Scholarly articles, ebooks, and primary sources in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Includes image results from Artstor.

Project MUSE
Journal articles and books on literature, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more.

 

Newspapers

ProQuest News & Newspapers

News articles from U.S. newspapers. Includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, and more.


 

Even more databases...

Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.
 

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Research Reminders

To help you understand the research process and how to choose an appropriate topic, watch the video below from North Carolina State University Library.




Learn how brainstorming keywords before searching makes the search process easier in this video by the library of California State University, San Bernardino.

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Cite your Sources (MLA)

MLA Quick Guide (PDF)
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (9th edition).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
This website offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page. Uses MLA 9th edition.

Access Databases from Off Campus

Off-Campus Access Info
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