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COMM 200: Fundamentals of Speech - Ridgewood - Masloski: Tutorials

Find Your Research Question Tutorial

This tutorial will wak you through the steps to go from topic to research question. This research question will guide you as you look for sources to answer the question. Look to the list at the right for suggestions for topics if you still need one.

Find Scholarly Articles Tutorial

MuskieScholar is  a one-stop search box that searches almost all our library resources, including databases, journals, and e-books. This tutorial will walk you through how to use this resource, along with some good strategies and skills that will transfer to using specific subject databases, should you choose to use them.

Getting started

We have prepared 2 tutorials that will help you learn how to use our library resources. In order to the first one about choosing a topic and a research question. Here is a list of possible topics for you to choose from. Or, if you have a topic for your speech class, you can use that topic.

Choose one of the following topics:

  • Sexual assault on college campuses
  • Legal drinking age
  • Performance enhancing drugs
  • Concussions in high school sports
  • Paid college athletics
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Sexual education in high school
  • Solar energy
  • Electric cars
  • Wind energy
  • Fast food and health
  • Organic foods
  • Body image and the media
  • Sports participation and academic performance
  • Gender roles in a television show
  • ADHD in college students
  • Immigration reform
  • Student loans
  • Homelessness
  • Anxiety in college students