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CAS 100A: Effective Speech

Jim Hart (Penn State Scranton)

This guide will help you throughout the research process for your speech assignments. 

Using the tabs in the upper left of this page you will be able to find instructions, resources, and examples for each of the three major steps in the research process for your informative and persuasive speeches.


Steps for Your CAS 100 Research

1. Select - Choose and Narrow Your Topic

2. Discover - Search for Factual Information

3. Attribute - Cite Sources in Any Style


panel from the graphic novel with the words "Information Overload" bursting out of the box

Upson, M., Hall, C. M., & Cannon, K. (2015) Information now: A graphic guide to student research. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

If you need some guidance at any point in the research process, I'd be happy to help! Schedule a research consultation with me using the calendar icon in my profile or email me your research question. You can also ask a librarian a question through our chat reference service for more immediate assistance.

Remote Access to University Libraries' Collections

Accessing the University Libraries' collections remotely from a network other than "psu" requires authentication.  If you are having difficulty accessing an article or ebook, log into your account through the "My Account" link located at the top of the University Libraries' website.