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Using the Library to Research Your “Current Issues” Speech Topic. COMM 2200 2013-2014. ?. http://library.mtsu.edu. Select a Research Guide. Speech & Communication. Select the “COMM 2200” Guide. Newspaper articles!. Magazine articles! . Professor approved!. Full-text access!.

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Using the Library to Research Your “Current Issues” Speech Topic

COMM 22002013-2014


?


http://library.mtsu.edu


Select a Research Guide

Speech & Communication


Select the “COMM 2200” Guide

Newspaperarticles!

Magazinearticles!

Professor approved!

Full-text access!

Available on or off-campus, 24/7!


Three Tools to Know

#1 Opposing Viewpoints

#2LexisNexis

#3 CQ Researcher


#1

A searchable collection of resources covering today's most relevant social issues in multiple media formats and supporting material from multiple points of view.


  • Pro/con viewpoint essays

  • Topic overviews

  • More than 300 primary source documents

  • Periodical articles

  • Statistical tables, charts and graphs

  • Images and a link to Google Image Search

  • Podcasts

Source: http://www.gale.cengage.com/InContext/viewpoints.htm


… or search using keywords.

Browse to explore potential speech topics…


Topic pages list multiple types of sources all on one page.


#2

A searchable collection of news articles from:

  • Major World Publications

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Wire Services

  • Broadcast Transcripts

  • Blogs


Tip: Click “All News” for more ways to limit your searches.

texting and driving


Tip: You can sort your results from “Newest to Oldest”


#3

A searchable collection of original, comprehensive full-text research reports and analysis on issues in the news.


Tip: Browse to explore potential speech topics…


gays and military

Tip: Search across multiple reports using keywords…


Tip: Note the date of the reports. Some can be outdated.


Tip: Use the menu to navigate a report.


Tip: Print the report as a PDF.


Tip: Cite the report in MLA style


Review

  • Opposing Viewpoints

    • Search pro/con essays and articles from magazines, newspapers, and other media.

    • Browse for potential speech topics

  • LexisNexis

    • Search newspapers, magazines, etc., from all over the world

  • CQ Researcher

    • Research reports on current events topics

    • Browse for potential speech topics


Need More Search Tools?


Off-Campus Access

  • If you use Opposing Viewpoints, LexisNexis, or CQ Researcher from outside the campus network, you will be prompted to log-in with your Pipeline username and password.

  • Always visit these research tools through the library’s web site. MTSU pays for these resources, and the library’s links are set up to connect to our subscriptions.


Need Help?

Tip: Ask a Librarian!


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