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Public Speaking Informative/Persuasive Speech: Database Resources

Research Resources

Databases: Using databases for research allows you to gather articles, book chapters, images, primary sources, transcripts and videos all one place. Databases offer the added benefit of being trusted sources that you do not need to verify before citing them - they have already been vetted for quality - authorship, currency, relevance and suitable for academic work.

Websites: Using websites for research can be a great resource. Be sure to use vetting criteria to make sure your source is considered reliable and appropriate for academic work.  Who is the author of the site?  What expertise does the author have?  Is it an .org or .edu or .gov site? When was it last updated?

General Databases

Newspaper Databases

Science and Health Databases