COMM 111 Arakaki Winter 2024: Develop Your Topic
Specialized encyclopedias like those contained in the library databases mentioned below can be invaluable for exploring a topic. In order to inform your listener about a topic, you must understand it yourself. Books and encyclopedias can help fill in any gaps in your own knowledge about your topic. Remember, encyclopedias are designed to give neutral background information.
"Hot Topics" Library Databases
The databases below also provide background essays on current issues, as well as magazine and newspaper articles. If you are looking for a topic idea for your speech, browse the topics in these databases. Remember, you are informing, not persuading!