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Honors 101 Public Speaking (Blankfield): Welcome Honor Students

Resources to help with assignments

Tools to Help You Evaluate Information & Guide to Creating an Annotated Bibliography

Informative Speech: UNLV Libraries Quick Search & Be Sure to Search the Library Catalog

Check out the library Quick Search. Search for books, articles, and more all from one search box!

When to Use Quick Search:

  • you are first starting your research
  • to get ideas or background info you have had difficulty finding sources in other databases you need
  • an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible/reliable results

On the left sidebar, you can "Refine Your Search" a number of different ways--including by publication date

**Remember, since you are supposed to look for recent publications (such as 2012 through present), you can narrow your seach easily in the "Publication Date" box

UNLV Libraries Catalog:

Try a keyword search on your topic!







Informative and Persuasive Speech Resources: Social Issues, Current Topics,

Citing Your References

Refworks: Bibliography manager saves your citations and formats them into APA, MLA, or other styles. : 

UNLV Libraries Citations and Bibliographies Guides: This link provides guides to help you create bibliographies & works cited pages for various style guides (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.

  • BibMe - Quick and convenient! Enter a title of a book or journal article and it autocompletes and formats the citation. Free - create a login to save bibliographies.
  • StyleWizard - The APA Wizard takes you through a step-by-step citation creation process.
  • NoodleTools Express - Questionnaire will help you create accurate citations in MLA or APA style. Free; a subscription option lets you create a personal account and save notecards.
  • KnightCite Citation Maker - Quick form to fill out - no login, no ads, from Calvin College's Hekman Library. MLA, APA, Chicago style.
  • Son of Citation Machine - Select type of resource then fill out a form to create MLA, APA, Chicago style citations.
  • SourceAid: Create Bibliography with Citation Builder - Free version requires login. MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, and Council of Science Editors.
  • EasyBib - MLA formatting - Enter citation information into a form and it generates MLA references. Free version available with option to upgrade to a version that formats in APA for a fee. Lots of advertising on the site.
  • Government Documents - ASU DocsCite - DocsCite is a step-by-step web form for putting government publication citations into proper style format from Arizona State Univ. Libraries.

Finding Data & Statistics

When searching for government-related statistics or reports, you can use Google! Type in your keywords, then type and you will locate a wide variety of federal, state, and local statistics and reports.

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Using Google

Need statistics to support your argument. An easy way to find official statistics on Google is to add to your search. For example:
Search "teen pregancy statistics"

Then you will be directed to official government sources, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC)


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