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Finding a Topic and Getting Information Through Databases
Issues in Academic One File
List of subject areas that break down into topics. Gives access to full-text books and articles.
Issues in CQ Researcher database
Contains reports on numerous issuesthat have been in the news arranged in 26 areas. Each report explains and deconstructs an issue and contains an introduction, overview, background, current situation, pro/con answers to a question, short features, bibliography, etc.
Issues in Opposing Viewpoints database
Provides a list of over 450 topics any one of which is suitable for an informative speech. The topics in this database form discrete information units containing topic overviews, academic articles, newspaper articles, statistics, viewpoints, Web sites, etc.
Gale Ebooks This link opens in a new window
Great for getting an basic understanding of topics and issues. These academic level articles are a very good source for vocabulary, terminology and search words for the topic being investigated. Contains concise, easy to understand articles from over 2100 subject specific encyclopedias. Most articles have bibliographies for other sources on the subject.
AtoZ World Travel This link opens in a new window
Travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, and language.
Business Insights: Global This link opens in a new window
Contains detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports as well as thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection.
Also provides case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Great for gaining terminology and definitions on many different topics. Contains a list of popular research topics that give access to a collection of 100 cross-searchable reference books covering diverse subjects.
OneSearch Advanced Search This link opens in a new window
Searches the book catalog and multiple (but not all) databases for print books, ebooks, book chapters, articles, CDs, videos, etc. that are available for LaGuardia students, staff, and faculty.
Videos for Tips and Ideas
Organizing a Speech
A 25 minute video that introduces how to organize a speech. Providing many tips on how to make your speeches better. This video is part of Alexander Street streaming video database.
Great Speeches Video Series
This Alexander Street video channel contains 59 speeches made by important world figures such as: FDR, JFK, Nelson Mandela, Jesse Jackson, and Richard Nixon.
60 MINUTES: 1997-2014
The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection from Alexander Street grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast.
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