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Sara Edlin Marlowe
Last Updated: May 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Speech Ideas

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10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports & Speeches - Kathryn Lamm
Call Number: Reference Desk
ISBN: 0028625129
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Resource Index

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Background/Quick Information/ E-Books

Specialized and sometimes general encyclopedias may be a good source for RELIABLE background information.

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  • American Attitudes
    Charts the changes and consistencies in the attitudes of the American public on numerous social topics over the past thirty years
  • Britannica
    Good old reliable and depending on the subject Britannica may be SO MUCH BETTER than Wikipedia.
  • CQ Researcher
    Current U.S. political and social issues. Includes differing viewpoints on a single issue. Could be used for either an informational or persuasive speech or paper.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Essays and articles sorted by issue.
  • Credo Reference
    Specialized Encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations. Credo is great when you are trying to clarify words or concepts that you want to discuss in a speech.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
  • Gale Virtual Library Ebooks
    Reference ebooks on Alternative Energy, Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health, Children, Climate Change, American Law and more.
  • Pop Culture Universe
    Need the history of some popular trend or product, for instance 'root beer'? This is the source.
  • All Reference E-Books
    Choose TYPE and select eBooks from the menu.

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