Types of Research for HCS100
Doing research for this class requires asking yourself some important questions: What am I looking for? Am I giving an informative speech or a persuasive speech? Am I talking about general topics that anyone might give a speech on or communication-specific topics that Dr. Knight has assigned? The answers will influence a) what databases and resources you search, and b) what search terms you use.
The links and databases on the Start Here page are excellent starting points for general research on various topics that might be interesting in a speech. The Ebsco Discovery search allows you to do one-stop shopping for all of the books (including e-books!) and articles that are immediately available through Lehman Library. (Never stop with Discovery; check for titles available outside of the library collection and specific databases for your topic).