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Speech Toolkit

Speech Toolkit Introduction

For faculty: Welcome to the assignment toolkit for Speech! Please follow the links below to the library’s information literacy modules. The library department recommends each toolkit be introduced in the course curriculum two weeks before research papers, projects or activities are given. You can reach out to your toolkit Librarian, Sharell Walker, at shwalker@bmcc.cuny.edu

Note: All quizzes and online activities are self graded. Students receive the results upon completion of the quiz or activity; the results can be emailed or posted in Blackboard.

Competency 1Competency 2Competency 3Competency 4
Basic Skills Module 1Module 6, Module 10Module 7, Module 8, Module 9Basic Skills Module 5

Basic Research Skills Toolkit

Gold button that says Navigate Library Module 1 – Introduction to BMCC Library Resources – Video | Quiz
Green button that says Aquire Research Skills Module 2 – Research Process: Exploration through Questions – Video | Quiz | Handout
Blue button that says Search Databases Module 3 – OneSearch: The Library’s Search Engine – Video | Online Activity | Handout
Red Button that says Evaluate Sources Module 4 – Evaluate Information – Video | Quiz | Handout
Grey button that says cite information Module 5 – Cite Sources – (MLA) Video | Handout / (APA) Video | Handout

Informative Speech

  • Module 6: What is a Database & How Do I Find the Best One – Video | Online Activity
  • Module 7: Introduction to Ebooks – Video
  • Module 8: Credo Reference: Academic Alternative to Wikipedia – Video | Quiz | Handout

Persuasive Speech Toolkit

Note: The recommendations above assume that students have already completed the Basic Research Skills Toolkit information and the three recommended videos for the informative speech..

Best Bet Databases

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints provides essays on controversial issues, that represent different sides of an issue. For example: viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • CQ Researcher provides in-depth reports on current and controversial social issues.
  • Academic OneFile provides a large collection of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, images, podcasts, news transcripts, and medical videos. It also covers all subjects.

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