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Assignment | Informative Speech (Reinwald): Find Information

Before You Research

Scholarly articles are not the place to start your research. First, you need to get familiar enough with your topic to narrow it down, and for that you need more general information. This will help you develop context for your topic as well as get to know the specialized terms used by experts.

Finding Credible Sources

Evaluate sources for currency, relevance, accuracy, authority, and purpose

Library Resources

On the Web

Accessing the Databases

Access 100+ databases organized by subject area from the Research Databases page. Also try our dynamic, sortable database list!

Student ID BadgeTo access the databasesAccess only available off-campus with a 14-digit library barcode from LSCS from off-campus, you must provide the 14-digit library barcode from the back of your student ID.

Grammarly

LSC-University Park students have access to free premium Grammarly accounts! This will be your proofreader/editor tool for your academic and professional writing. To get an account, follow the instructions in the Grammarly guide.