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CoJo 100: Public Speaking_Petersen: Background Resources

A library course guide for CoJo 100/Public Speaking (D. Petersen)

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Reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries are often an excellent starting point for research.  They offer reliable background information on many issues and topics.

Background Resources provide excellent coverage of Hot Topics that provide a good foundation for understanding many current issues.

Background Resources

The resources below contain opposing views, in-depth reports on a variety of social issues, and more (full-text):

Online Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Background resources for broader topics (definitions of terms, topics, etc):