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COMM2630: Public Speaking : Locating Information

Honors, Expert to Novice

Class Activity

Background Information : Credo Reference

Credo Reference: The Credo Reference database is a portal to over 840 full-text reference titles from over 80 major publishers. Easy to search and browse, the Credo platform provides access to text, images, maps, statistics, and graphic concept maps to illustrate connections among and between topics. 

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a Full-text database designed to provide multiple sides of a variety of current issues. The database currently offers materials on 200 topics, and each topic section features an overview along with point and counterpoint essays drawn from a variety of sources.

Locating Articles

You can access databases from the Library homepage by clicking on Databases. Since there are more than 130, we have made it easier and selected a few useful ones for this class. From off-campus, you will just need to enter your WP username and password.

Locating Newspaper Articles

Search Tip: Keywords

It is usually a good idea to start out broadly, so using just one or two of your topic terms is a good way to begin. Once you have a set of results, you can begin narrowing down your results by entering one or more terms. Searching in a specific field such as "Subject" or "Title" will narrow or focus your results.