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COM 101 Research Guide   Tags: communications speech  

Learn how to find, evaluate and cite sources for your Informative Speech.
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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To find sources for your presentation, consult:




Library Databases

Search for articles, images and more in Library Databases

  • ONESearch
    Search for books, articles and more.
  • Academic Search Complete via EBSCOhost
    A multidisciplinary database containing articles from newspapers, magazines and academic journals. Also contains images.
  • New York Times
    Search for current and past articles in this premier national newspaper.
  • Research Library via Proquest
    Multidisciplinary database of scholarly journal, magazine and trade publication articles. Full text and article indexing for a wide range of periodicals and topics.
  • Virtual Reference Library via Gale
    Search a multidisciplinary collection of e-books, including encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference resources

What's a Source Worth?

In this clip from the film All the President's Men, two newspaper reporters are about to publish an article accusing the then chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, of committing crimes from within the White House.  The executive editor wants to make absolutely sure that the reporters' sources are reliable and trustworthy.  The reputation of his newspaper, the Washington Post, is at stake.  He's not sure he can publish the article. The city editor makes a suggestion to the reporters.  What does he suggest?  (Hint: It's the last line in the clip!) 

All the President's Men. Dir. Alan J. Pakula. Warner Bros., 1976. YouTube.> Web. 19 Feb. 2014

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