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COM204 (Public Speaking for Professionals): Home

Learn how to use library resources for persuasive speeches and other assignments

ONE Search - Gateway to Library Resources

Below you'll find a few videos introducing you to ONE Search, which is the library's one-stop Google-like search experience. It combines our physical books and media database with many of our electronic databases, so you see a variety of resources at once.

If you have questions or run into problems, please contact the library for assistance, either the reference department, your subject specialist, Lauren Leighton, or the Outreach Librarian, Kate Johnson. We're here to help!

ONE Search - Introduction

ONE Search - Narrowing Search Results

ONE Search - Open, Save, Cite

Search Strategies

Utilize advanced search techniques to make your searching more powerful!

Table with the following text: Phrase searching: use quotation marks around two or more words to indicate a phrase, for example "college sport"; Truncation: add an asterisk to the end of a term to retrieve results with multiple endings, for example athlet*; AND: separate keywords with the word AND to find articles that include both of your search terms, for example "student athlete" AND pay; OR: separate keywords with the word OR to find articles that use either of your keywords. Good for use with synonyms and for determining which keywords a database is using, for example "college sports" OR "college athlet*"; NOT: use to exclude articles with certain keywords, for example "student athlete" AND pay NOT football