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To create an amazing speech, you need amazing research.

Let's explore these databases!

Each group will be assigned one database to explore

and will share their findings with the class at the end of the activity in this padlet:

Add Your Findings here>

Each member of the group will research their OWN topic for their OWN speech, but you will help each other in the group, and will present your findings as a group as well.


All done? Take a short quiz on how you felt the session went.

Wondering how to get started on your Persuasive Speech?

Use Opposing Viewpoints to search for controversial articles on specific angles for your research paper.

For example, if your topic is "Texting while Driving", use the search box to find different points of view on this issue.  Looking at both sides of a topic makes whatever side you take even stronger, because you can argue a more balanced point of view.

Pro-Tip: Choose Browse Issues to choose from legit hundreds of topics.




Use Statista for fast, compelling statistics to cite in your paper.  Statistics on 60,000 topics in just a click of a button!


Online Writing Help

Both student and professional writing coaches are available to help you at any stage of the writing process,                              from coming up with an outline to proofreading a polished draft.

Schedule an online appointment with uSucceed

You can also submit essays online, via Smarthinking: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online writing support.

  • Log into JWULink 
  • Click Academics tab
  • Choose Smarthinking on the right hand side, under Academic Support Services
  • Click Submit My Writing
  • Click Essay Center
  • Copy and paste your assignment instructions 
  • Choose two areas for the tutor to work on
  • Upload and you're done!

Citing Citations Orally/Verbally in a Speech: General guidelines

Be brief, but provide enough information that your audience can track down the source.

Highlight what is most important criteria for that source.

Include who/what and when.

  • Author 
  • Author's credentials
  • Title of Work
  • Title of Publication
  • Date of work/publication/study

Use an introductory phrase for your verbal citation.

According to Professor Jane Smith at Stanford University....(abbreviated verbal citation)

When I interviewed college instructor John Doe and observed his English 101 class...

Jason Hammersmith, a journalist with the Dallas Times, describes in his February 13, 2016 article.... (Full verbal citation)

Full vs. abbreviated verbal citations

Full verbal citations include all the information about the source thereby allowing the source to be easily found. 
ex. According to Harvard University professors, Dr. Smith and Dr. Jones research on this topic published in the Summer 2015 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine....

Abbreviated verbal citations include less information about the source, but still includes the most important aspects of that specific source. 
ex. A 2015 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that Harvard University professors....

Worried about MLA?  Don't be!  Here's a link to a Sample Paper in MLA that will help walk you through the format and in-text citations.

For more detailed MLA citation information, head over the OWL.

Best Practices for Citing Sources in Presentations

Why do I need to cite my sources in a presentation?
• Credible sources show that you have done your research and reinforce your own credibility.
• Giving credit to your sources links you to an ongoing scholarly conversation. By identifying where you got your ideas, you enable your own readers to find the sources that you used if they want to learn more.
• JWU's Academic Honesty Policy lists plagiarism as a violation of University policy, as well as one of personal integrity.

MLA Basics

  • In-text Citations: (Author's last name and the page number). Period after the in-text citation. 
    • Example: “There is a significant relationship between auditors’ assessments of the relevance and reliability of reported information and their attitudes to creative accounting” (Ionescu 161).
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • General paper format:
    • Times New Roman
    • 1-inch margins 
    • double spaced 
    • indent each new paragraph
    • Need more help? Click here!
  • Works Cited page:
    • last page
    • double spaced
    • citations listed in alphabetical order
    • hanging indents
    • appropriate citation format for each source type (i.e. book vs. article)
    • Need more help? Click here! 
  • ‚ÄčHow to Cite an Interview!


Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?

1. Save time -  look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.

2. Scroll to the style you need (MLA, APA)

3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper

Ta Da!  You're done!  Well, almost.  Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.



Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations?  Make an Online Research Appointment! Use the OWL It's super easy, and totally simple.