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SPK 110 Sec. 02 (for Phillips) Spring 2023

Library research guide.


As you research your speech topic think of what types of credible sources you can use to best inform or persuade your audience.

  • some examples:
    • poll data
    • government data
    • statistics
    • peer-reviewed research articles

Different Types of Resources

While researching your topic you will encounter different types of resources. Keep in mind the types of resources your instructor is requiring. Remember, they are giving you your grade!

Some examples:

  • magazine or newspaper articles
  • peer-reviewed journal articles
  • books (ebooks and print)
  • web pages/sites
  • videos

Scholarly and Popular Sources

How to tell the difference between scholarly and popular sources: