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

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? Speech Topic

Select a research guide
Select a Research Guide Speech Topic

Speech & Communication

Select the comm 2200 guide
Select the “COMM 2200” Guide Speech Topic



Professor approved!

Full-text access!

Available on or off-campus, 24/7!

Three tools to know
Three Tools to Know Speech Topic

#1 Opposing Viewpoints


#3 CQ Researcher

#1 Speech Topic

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

  • P Speech Topicro/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


… or search using keywords. Speech Topic

Browse to explore potential speech topics…

#2 Speech Topic

A searchable collection of news articles from:

  • Major World Publications

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

  • Wire Services

  • Broadcast Transcripts

  • Blogs

#3 searches.

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

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Tip: Search across multiple reports using keywords…

Review searches.

  • 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

Off campus access
Off-Campus Access searches.

  • 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? searches.

Tip: Ask a Librarian!