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Public Speaking

Students taking courses in communications, and especially students in COM 231 can benefit from the information on these pages.

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Finding a Topic

Unsure of what to research? Check out's listing of topics to get your critical thinking process started!

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Use this box to search hundreds of full-text reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Online Resources

Many of these databases can be searched with the above search box, but sometimes it is easier searching one database at a time. Each of the following has a description that will help you decide if it will be helpful for your topic. Try several different databases to make sure you find the best possible information. 


Public Speaking: The Basics