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Introduction to Speech Research Guide

A guide to resources useful for finding information for the informative and persuasive speeches

Magazines & Journals

Magazines and journals are both considered periodicals. 

Magazines contain information written for the general public.  Magazine articles are written by journalists who are paid to write but are not necessarily experts on the topic. 

Journals contain recently uncovered information and information that is too new or too specific to be published in a book.  Journals are written by professionals or experts and include bibliographies.

Keep in mind it sounds more impressive to say "According to the Journal of the American Medical Association" than "Time magazine reports.

Journal Databases

The following two options search a very large number of journals and will result in a large number of results. For that reason, you may find it more advantageous to a single database as shown below.

The following journal databases are useful for finding journal articles on a wide variety of topics.

Search Tips

Use the following guide to learn everything you ever wanted to know about searching EBSCO and more.

Keep in mind Advanced Search is your friend. Here are additional search tips.

Any journal article not available in full text via the Jessie C. Eury Library may be requested.  Utilize the links below or the link within the journal database.