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Citing Sources in Oral Presentations

This is a helpful website that shows you how to cite sources during your speech. The site includes examples for sources like books, websites, interviews and more.

Choosing Credible Internet Sources

Here is a quick guide on how to choose credible sources online. This website also includes some valid news and radio sites to start you off as sources.


Choosing a Research Paper Topic & Developing a Thesis Statement

This pdf is a worksheet that assists in selecting a topic and writing a thesis statement. The sheet gives you tips as you work through the process, and then provides spaces to work out your ideas.



EasyBib is a fast way to finish your citations. All you need is some information from your source, like the author, date of publication, edition, etc., and EasyBib will put the citation together for you. MLA citations are free of charge, and APA and Chicago style are available for a fee.


Full-Text Databases

Here is a webpage that explains full-text databases. The author explains what the databases are, how they work and who uses them.


Organizing an Interview

Visit this website for tips on how to conduct an interview for your speech. The site explains how to interview your subject, and it provides a sample outline for an interview.



This page describes five different types of plagiarism, and offers examples of each type. Some of the kinds of plagiarism you can read about are copy and paste plagiarism, word switch plagiarism, style plagiarism, metaphor plagiarism, and idea plagiarism.


Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Owl site is a helpful citing guide that can assist in avoiding plagiarism. Explanations and examples are provided for MLA, APA and Chicago style citations, along with research method tutorials.


Source Credibility

This is a more in-depth guide to choosing credible sources. This guide compares primary and secondary sources, scholarly and non-scholarly sources.


Using Personal Testimony

Here you will find a guide to using personal testimony in your speech. The page will tell you about why personal testimony works, how to use it, and how to prepare it.


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