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This LibGuide is created to help you get started with your Demonstration speech and Informative Speech assignment. Librarians are always here to help you but if you need additional help please set up an appointment with us.
Logging on to Library Databases from Home
Use these library databases to find current and reliable information from journal & magazine articles, newspapers and reference books for your informative and persuasive speech.
Information from more than 600 reference sources covering all major subjects.
The entry point for all of the EBSCOhost databases.
Films on Demand
A collection of digital educational videos on many subjects (for streaming).
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Lots of information on contemporary social issues from many sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers and websites. Start here if you need ideas for a topic!
This database has thousands of full-text newspaper articles from the US and beyond. Use the default search page or click on the "news" tab.
Tips for Finding Quality Websites
- Limit your web search using Google Advanced Search (limit to domain .gov, org. or edu)
- Evaluating information using CSU's CRAAP Test
- To check the credibility and reliability of a site use CSU's CRAAP Test Checklist
Interlibrary Loan form for books and journal articles
Use these ILL forms to request books and articles from the LBC and Upper County campus library or if BCCC does not own the book or article.