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This guide will provide a starting point for key resources you can use when researching speeches.


This Research Guide is an introduction to SVC Library services for Speech Communications students

  • databases the library has and how to use them effectively
  • Tips for finding valuable web sites
  • Tips for getting started with research

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TOP 5 Sources

These are good starting points for finding information:

Find these and more at

Credo Reference* Collection of online encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference books - like an "academic Wikipedia." Good source for process or "how to" speeches.
Facts on File Issues & Controversies* - great for current issues, useful as a way to find a topic, get an overview and find pro and con issues
Academic Search Premier* - Use to find journal and magazine articles. Also known as Ebscohost.
Primo OneSearch*  - Use to find books and videos in the library as well as eBooks, database articles, and web sites.
Films on Demand- Use for video clips

*=Access from home using MYSVC email & password




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