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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

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

COMM 22002013-2014


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

?


Http library mtsu edu

http://library.mtsu.edu


Select a research guide

Select a Research Guide

Speech & Communication


Select the comm 2200 guide

Select the “COMM 2200” Guide

Newspaperarticles!

Magazinearticles!

Professor approved!

Full-text access!

Available on or off-campus, 24/7!


Three tools to know

Three Tools to Know

#1 Opposing Viewpoints

#2LexisNexis

#3 CQ Researcher


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

#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.


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

  • 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


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

… or search using keywords.

Browse to explore potential speech topics…


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

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


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

#2

A searchable collection of news articles from:

  • Major World Publications

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Wire Services

  • Broadcast Transcripts

  • Blogs


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

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

texting and driving


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

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


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

#3

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


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

Tip: Browse to explore potential speech topics…


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

gays and military

Tip: Search across multiple reports using keywords…


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

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 Some can be outdated.


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

Tip: Use the menu to navigate a report.


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

Tip: Print the report as a PDF.


Using the library to research your current issues speech topic

Tip: Cite the report in MLA style


Review

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

Need More Search Tools?


Off campus access

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.


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Need Help?

Tip: Ask a Librarian!


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