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Communication: Speech Research

A guide to the best communication resources in Geisel Library and online.


This page will help you locate good-quality information to support speeches or pro/con presentations on controversial topics.

Other Useful Guides

CQ Researcher

A great starting point, with lengthy, objective overviews of major issues.

Search Gale

This e-reference database includes recent encyclopedias about contemporary social and political issues, including the Encyclopedia of Social Problems.

CRS Reports

The Congressional Research Service prepares excellent reports for the U.S. Congress that analyze issues under consideration.  Find them here:

Journal and Magazine Articles

Limit your searches to Scholarly Journals if scholarly sources are required.

Newspaper Articles

Great for finding up-to-date news on your issue, plus case studies or examples that can illustrate your points.

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