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Speech Research Guide: Topics, Research and Statistics

Library and research resources for courses in Speech.

Find Statistics

Statistics can enhance a speech and make a stronger case for your perspective.


Statistics measure facts and reported data. Polls try to measure people's opinions on a topic.

MLA Style - Humanities

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is primarily used for the humanities - English, philosophy, music, religion - but can also be used in other subjects.

Helpful MLA related sites to assist you with proper citations:

Find out more about your topic

Help with "How To"

Giving a presentation on "how to" do something? The following links can help with step-by-step instructions on a variety of topics.


Quotations can help to make a point or provoke thought and discussion. These resources can be found in the reference stacks on the 1st floor of the library, or by clicking on the link: