Skip to main content

CMST 1: Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Reference

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

About Reference Materials

Reference materials, like dictionaries, encyclopedias, and sourcebooks provide general overviews of topics.  Each of the eReference databases listed in the drop-down menu to the right, will provide biographical and/or background information for your artist.   This is a great place to start your information gathering, once you have an artist.

Click on one of the databases to the right to open it in the browser.  Once the database is open, search for your topic using its main keywords, refine your results, capture relevant entries, and finally, be sure to enter in the citation information into Noodletools or other citing tool.

NOODLETOOLS HINT: For entries found using these databases, choose "Reference" to create a citation in Noodletools, then select "Database" as the mode of access.

Find using eReference Databases

open. search. refine. capture. cite.