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Recommended Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete  Icon
    Provides full text for nearly 5,300 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study. This is a good starting point for research.
  • SIRS Issues Researcher (on-campus only)
    Covers social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Great resource to discover persuasive speech topics and find research on social and controversial issues.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (on-campus access only)
    This resource covers social issues such as offshore drilling, climate change, health care, and immigration.
  • Points of View Reference Center  Icon
    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Points of View can be used as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought.
  • MasterFILE Premier  Icon
    This database, covering nearly all subjects, is designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.
  • Newspaper Source  Icon
    Provides full text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times.
  • Business Source Complete  Icon
    Full text for over 9,500 scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.
  • Health Source : Consumer Edition  Icon
    Provides consumer health information on various topics, including general health, nutrition, sports medicine, and childcare.
  • Consumer Health Complete  Icon
    Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Users can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
  • Biography Reference Bank  Icon
    Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present. Would be a good resource if you are doing an informative speech on a famous person.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete  Icon
    Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media. Use this database to find articles on public speaking & giving speeches.

NY Times

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