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CMST - Public Speaking: Research Tools


Try the selected resources on this page, and contact a librarian right away if you don't find what you need.

Hand with pen drawing Need to cite your sources? All library databases have citation generators, and librarians can help you cite any source. 

Encyclopedias & other general databases

Encyclopedias & other general databases are a great place to start your research.

You'll find all types of information sources:eLibrary database screen

  • images
  • video & audio clips
  • excerpts from books
  • articles from periodicals
  • maps and primary sources

There are two ways to explore databases:

  1. Search for information on your topic
  2. Browse a wide variety of topics: BIOGRAPHY, HISTORY, ART, etc.

Countries & cultures


Book covers of example biography encyclopedias of music, world biography, sports, and contemporary black and latino biography