Good research is the foundation of all good academic work. You will need to research credible information to find main points and supporting points for your speeches. This guide will take you step-by-step through the researching process. Have questions? Ask a Librarian!
For some research topics, you may want to cite original documents, interviews, artwork, artifacts, novels, poetry, or music. These are all primary sources, which were either created at the time of an event or created by a person who experienced an event. Primary sources offer a unique insight into a particular time or topic.
Once you have your topic and a rough outline, you need credible resources to back up your main points. You'll find those in the How to Research Guide.
Most academic writing cites others' ideas and research. Ask your instructor which citation style (APA or MLA) to use for your speeches.
How citing sources benefits you: