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Library resources and instruction on researching various topics for speech and public speaking.
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2017 URL: http://libraryguides.cerritos.edu/public_speaking Print Guide RSS Updates

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What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Assignment

Before you begin looking for information you should make sure you understand your assignment. Some good questions are:

  • How many pages?
  • How many sources?
  • What kinds of sources?
    • Books
    • Articles
    • Websites
  • What format?

Your professor is your best resource to answer these questions.

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What Type of Speech?

Public speaking

What type of speech do you have to present?

  • Informative
  • Process
  • Narrative
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Persuasive

Always check with your instructor before starting to work on your speech. 


Research Basics - Step by Step

Breaking Down The Research Process  

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The following outline gives a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.

  1. Choose a topic - or have one assigned
  2. Understand your topic
    • Background reading
    • Consider a main focus
    • Refine your topic
    • Make a list of your keywords and concepts
  3. Search Sources
    • Find Books
    • Find Articles
    • Find Websites
  4. Write your paper - Informative, Analytical, Argumentative, Critical
  5. Cite your sources

            Lorraine Gersitz
            Your Librarian

            Lorraine Gersitz

            Lorraine's Contact Info:

               (562) 860-2451 x2414

               LC 60

            Speech 100
            Prof. Ruiz De Castilla

            Your Assignment

            • Informative Speech
            • Four Sources
            • Works Cited

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