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Communication Resources: Getting Started

A guide to help you find, evaluate, and use communication resources.

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Emily Tock

Finding A Topic

Sometimes the hardest part about getting started is finding a topic to talk about.  Here are some resources where you can browse through subjects and get some basic information.

General Resources

If you have a topic in mind for your speech but aren't sure where to find information about it, start with these resources.  You can search a number of different dictionaries and encyclopedias at one time in these three databases.  Some individual sources that might be useful are listed under Dictionaries and Encyclopedias.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

These are some specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias that might be useful.