CMJ 103: Fundamentals of Public
Your subject librarian is
Informative: develop a subject
that is both interesting to you and relevant to the current
national and/or global discussion. This subject will also be
used for the Persuasive presentation. Annotated Bibliography, at
least 5 sources.
Persuasive: using the subject you began in the Informative
presentation, you will now build an interesting, relevant
persuasive performance that either offers the audience a
challenging call to action or a dramatic shift in belief, using
at least 7 credible sources.
Topic Overviews with Pro/Con
Newspapers - Current Issues
Research your Topic
Proquest Newsstand - more than 500 U.S. and
Look for background information on current topics such as
animals in captivity, or health care
- national and international newspaper articles
local news from papers in Maine
Use the drop-down menu at
to identify online databases where you might find research that
addresses your topic. Based on your
topics, some databases
that will be a good place to start are:
URSUS to locate books and journals
that are housed in
the library. You may also request books, book chapters, and journal articles from other libraries through
Additional Resources on your Topics
What are scholarly peer-reviewed articles?
- Vital Speeches
of the Day - available through Academic Search Complete
Collection of speeches by public figures, described by VSOTD
as "a monthly collection of the best speeches in the world"
- Congressional Digest
- available through Academic Search Complete
Provides a pro/con discussion of key issues through
excerpts from government statements and debates
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