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Public Speaking: Search Tools and Strategies

Use these keywords when searching the library catalog, articles, databases, or the Internet. 

Public Speaking Terms:

  • Articulation
  • Audience Etiquette
  • Building rapport
  • Business communication
  • Expression
  • Debate
  • Dialect
  • Diction
  • Gesture
  • Orator
  • Oratory
  • Presentations
  • Pronunciation
  • Public speaking
  • Speechwriting
  • Tone

Speech Topics:

  • Bioterrorism
  • Birth control
  • Charter schools
  • Cloning
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • Financial Crisis
  • Global Warming
  • Health care
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Inflation
  • Labor unions
  • Obesity
  • Pandemics
  • Politics
  • Racial profiling
  • Security or surveillance
  • Social Programs
  • Stem Cells
  • Vaccines

Support Labs

  • The Library houses an Anatomy and Physiology Lab in Room L701 with models and materials for student study.
  • The Library also now houses the Science Support Lab that supports tutoring, a place for individual and group studying, and more. Please make an appointment within Blackboard for tutoring. 
  • There are also several support labs on campus Patrick Hall to assist students with subject area skills development. Select the links below to see contact information and hours of operation for each Lab.
  • CLICK Student Computer Support Lab (Patrick Hall Rm. 132)
  • Science Support Lab (Inside the Library)
  • Writing Support Lab (Patrick Hall Rm. 602)
  • Smartthinking - Free Online Tutoring (Patrick Hall Rm. 603A)
  • Math Support Lab (Patrick Hall Rm. 603B)

Helpful Tutorials