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Resources for a speech will vary depending on the type of speech you need to do (informative, persuasive, etc.)

Some general background sources: try these sources for background information on your topic
  • CQ Research plus archive -- concise reports including overview, background, pro/con considerations and other essential information on issues and controversial topics from the present back to 1923
  • Encyclopedia Britannica -- online version of this classic reference source
  •  -- news, current events and controversial topics
  • Oxford Reference Online  reference source covering a broad range of topics
  • In the links below check out quick facts for even more reference and background information sources
Articles found at the above resources will usually have a list of other sources with more in depth information on your topic


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