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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Basic Research Skills Toolkit
Module 1 – Introduction to BMCC Library Resources – Video | Quiz
Module 2 – Research Process: Exploration through Questions – Video | Quiz | Handout
Module 3 – OneSearch: The Library’s Search Engine – Video | Online Activity | Handout
Module 4 – Evaluate Information – Video | Quiz | Handout
Module 5 – Cite Sources – (MLA) Video| Handout / (APA) Video | Handout
Informative Speech Toolkit
Persuasive Speech Tooklit
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.