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6: Researching Your Speech Topic

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    109952
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    • 6.1: Research
      Both primary and secondary sources can be used in research, but what's the difference?
    • 6.2: Accessing Information Through a Library
      Many times, students resort to their "go to" online research strategies like Google but the library provides a wealth of information. It's important to learn how to use it.
    • 6.3: Research on the Internet
      If a student does research on the Internet, it's important do know how to do it well.
    • 6.4: Conducting Your Own Research
      Up to this point, we have discussed finding secondary sources or primary sources that are published. It is also possible for you to use some truly firsthand research in your speeches.
    • 6.5: Decide When to Cite
      It's not important enough to do credible research. You also need to have a plan for how you will identify your sources to your audience. Otherwise, they have no idea if you used appropriate information or not.
    • 6.6: Other Resources and Chapter Activities
      Students and faculty can find additional resources and learning activities to supplement the chapter's reading material.


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