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CMST 1: Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Sources

A guide to help students with their informative and persuasive speeches in CMST 1.

Library Materials Versus Open Web Materials?

When you search Google or other free search engines, you are only searching a small fraction of all of the information in existence (the surface web).  There is much of the web that these search engines just cannot access (the deep web). The library, through its online and physical collections, to provide access to costly published materials, like books and articles, that Google cannot provide access to due to copyright restrictions. Published materials have gone through the expense and editing of the publishing process, which lends them a higher credibility (and expense). The college library specializes in providing you with free & efficient access to the expensive scholarly information that you need to use for academic research projects.

Click here to view an infographic on The Deep Web.

Examples of Library Materials

  • Reference - Find using library ereference databases and library catalog
  • Books - find using the library catalog and eBook database
  • Articles - find using library catalog and periodical databases
  • Videos - Find using library catalog and databases

Did you know?

Access online databases from home, using your W- ID & PIN!!!

When logging in from home, make sure the W in your W-ID is capitalized and that you use the pin format of the first two letters of your first name, the first two letters of your last name, and the last four digits of your W-ID.