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CAS 250: Small Group Communication

Jim Hart (Penn State Scranton)

Searching for Factual Information

Whether you are preparing to give an informative or persuasive speech, you need some factual information to share with your audience.  Reference sources are research tools that contain factual background information on a wide range of topics.

Start by using one of the reference collections available through University Libraries to gather the information you need for your speech.  Continue your research by gathering articles for additional information. 

Resources for Creating & Verifying Citations

APA Style

MLA Style

Resources for Speech Assignment Research

Reference Collections

Articles for Additional Information