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Speech Research

The Speech Research Guide is designed to help you help yourself.

Use the menu to the right to find the guide that will help you with your particular assignment.  In the research guides, you'll find:

  • Content relating to specific kinds of speeches requiring research
  • Research guides providing resources for researching your speech topics
  • Handouts and printable versions of the research guides
  •  Worksheets to help you with steps in your research
  • Video tutorials explaining speech research tips, techniques or tricks

Not finding what you're looking for in the Research Guides? Use the contact information to the right to contact the Speech Librarian directly.

Resources to Support Remote Teaching and Learning

Below are some best practices and Library resources to help support online teaching and learning.

  1. Library Cards. Students no longer need library cards in order to access COD Library resources from off-campus. Students, faculty, and staff will instead be prompted to log in with the same Username and Password used for MyACCESS and Blackboard.
  2. WRSA Speech Assistance. Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) is currently working remotely to offer coaching sessions for College of DuPage students who are working on assignments for any class.
  3. E-books. The Library's e-book collection includes a wide variety of resources: some are downloadable, others can be viewed by multiple simultaneous users, some can be checked-out. If you have questions about the availability of any e-books, please contact me.
  4. Online Video. Many of the videos available through the Library databases can be embedded in Blackboard or shared via a permanent link.

  5. Database Tutorials. Here are some tutorials for several of the most commonly used databases for Speech research.

General Research Tools

Citing Sources
Examples and tools for creating APA, MLA, and other types of citations
Evaluating Sources
Learn to critically examine information sources for academic and everyday purposes
Research Fundamentals
This guide is a starting point for researching and documenting your work
Assignment Calculator
Use the Assignment Calculator to help plan your research assignments
Library Workshops
Our free workshops cover advanced research methods, our premium online research tools, and new and emerging technology.
Learning Commons
Get Math and Writing, Reading, and Speech assistance or tutoring or testing help.

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