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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Speech P 87-96 Interpersonal Communication P 94.7 Oral Communication. Speech P 95-95.6
Oratory. Elocution PN 4001-4355 Debating PN 4177-4191 Recitations (in English) PN 4199-4355
Public Speaking PN 4121-PN 4129 Speech Anxiety BF 575-BF 637 Making Presentations HF5718 .S- HF5718.22 .Z
Speech Writing PN 4129.15-PN 4142.R International Etiquette BJ 2137.N833 and HF 5389.M67

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric REF PN172 .E52 2001
Speeches of the American Presidents REF J81.4 .S64 2001
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History REF PN6122 .L4 1997
Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995 REF PS663.M55 V64 1996
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Speech, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Speech" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Talk the Talk: Speech and Debate Made Easy PN4181 .M47 2006
Competitive Debate: The Official Guide PN4181 .E39 2008
The Debater’s Guide PN4181 .E65 2011
Essentials of Argument PN207 .W66 2011

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Speech, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Speech" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
The Debatabase netLibrary eBook
Discovering the World Through Debate netLibrary eBook
Critical Thinking for Students netLibrary eBook
Art, Argument and Advocacy: Mastering Parliamentary Debate netLibrary eBook

Find More Speech Find More Debating Find More Rhetoric


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Speech or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Speech" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
The Power of Speech PN4121.B77 P69 2002
Stress Free Guide to Public Speaking PN4121 .D36 2000
The Great Debaters PN1997.2 .G74 2008
Conquering Communication Anxiety PN4129.15 .C66 2004

Find More Speech Find More Debating Find More Public Speaking


To search the Library Catalog for books about Speech, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Speech" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Vital Speeches of the Day

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN. Generally, your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

JSTOR Academic Search Complete
Project Muse Films on Demand

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Speech Communication Resource Center Checklist for Analyzing a Speech American Rhetoric Speech Bank

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSCS Speech Department

Name Phone Number Office Number
Sam Thomas, Department Chair 936.273.7081 bldg. G-220G
Barbara Buchanan, Dean 936.271.6155 bldg. G-120B


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