This guide has been created for SPCH 101 students who are preparing for informative and persuasive speeches.

Selected Circulating Titles

A great book series for persuasive topic ideas and resources is called "Opposing Viewpoints." When searching the library catalog, add "opposing viewpoints" to your search to see all titles in this series.  The following selected titles are located on the 2nd floor.

Reference Titles

Location, Location, Location

There are five main locations you will see listed as you search the catalog. Click the links to see photos of locations in the library. 

Reference-Use call number to locate in the Reference area. Ask staff if you need assistance.

2nd Floor/Books-Use call number to locate on the 2nd Floor. Ask staff if you need assistance. Make sure it's available.

2nd Floor/Audiovisual-Provide call number and Citrus ID card to Audiovisual Desk staff to check out these items. Learn more.

Internet-Learn more about these by clicking the eBooks tab at the top of the page.

Accessing Print Resources using the OneSearch (the library catalog)

OneSearch Advanced Search Screen


For informative topics regarding speech, try the following subject searches


You can limit your results by selecting the format print books and 
sort by date-newest  to get newest titles on top. 

To find books with authored short essays on pro/con or persuasive viewpoints for your topic,

do a KEYWORD search and add one of the following book series: Opposing Viewpoints, At Issue or

Current Controversies

Add * to expand the search to look for different forms of a root word. child* = child's, children, childhood, childless, etc. 

Select each title in your search results page for more information.

Click here - look under : Guidelines - Borrowing from the library

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