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CO 030: Public Speaking  

Finding evidence and supporting material for informative and persuasive speeches
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Facts on File & CQ Researcher: Topic Overviews

The Issues & Controversies section of the database Facts on File combines factual analysis and explanations of opposing points of view on a wide variety of topics and issues that are newsworthy, controversial, and often complex.

Go to Facts On File (BC Community Only). Click  Issues & Controversies.  Browse topics by selecting ACCESS ALL TOPICS on the right or one of the subjects under SUBJECT INDEX on the left.  Full text searching is also available.


Check out the link on Putting Your Speech Together

CQ Researcher provides lengthy overviews of "hot" economic, political or social issues. Each report includes charts, graphs, sidebar articles, a pro/con feature, a chronology, and more.

Go to CQ Researcher (BC Community Only). Click on Browse by Topic or use the Quick or Advanced Search to find reports of interest.



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