There are two databases from the library that are essential resources for many speeches, but persuasive or argumentative ones in particular. Both databases are organized by topic, or issue, and provide stories, context, and evidence that allows you, the researcher, to understand all the ways an issue can be addressed. Reliable evidence is key to a compelling speech or argument.
1. Please watch the video so you can observe the different ways these databases operate.
2. Use the handout to conduct a guided search, to familiarize yourself with each databases contents.