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A Short Guide to Research

  1. First, review your assignment thoroughly and choose a topic.
  2. Next, start gathering information right away - don't procrastinate!
  3. Begin by navigating to the Miramar College home page.
  4. Find background information in print bookseBooks and Reference databases.
  5. As you read about your topic, increase your searching power by jotting down keywords and their synonyms, names of people, places and events.
  6. Add more specific or up-to-date information by searching the library databases. (Log on with your your Miramar ID and last name to research when off campus.)
  7. Email a librarian or stop by for after-hours help with research, citations, library policies, and more.

 

Your Assignment

For this assignment you will need to make references to a minimum of 3 sources. Most, but not all, of your sources must be from published sources, and all of them must be credible.

 

Need a Topic?

Need a Topic?

Here are some lists of topics from the library's databases. (From off campus, log on with your student ID and last name.)

SIRS Knowledge Source - Issues

CQ Researcher - Issue Tracker

Wikipedia - All Portals

More ideas -- try searching Google for informative speech topics.  You will get better results if you limit your search to educational sites by adding site:edu to your search, for example: 

informative speech topics site:edu

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