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COM 121 Fundamentals of Communication: Informative Speech Sources

This guide will help students find the resources they need for their speech assignments for COM 121


This guide was created to help you find credible sources that you can feel confident using in your Informative and Persuasive Speeches for COM 121.

If you are not on an Edison State campus, you must login with your Edison credentials to access library resources. This will require you to input your name and Library barcode number (the 14 digit number on the back of your student ID). If you don’t have access to your barcode number, contact the Library by phone (937-778-7950) or email

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World News Digest

If you're focusing on a historical or global event, use World News Digest or SIRS Researcher. 

SIRS Researcher

Nexis Uni

If you're focusing on a current or recent event, use Nexis Uni to search for recent newspaper articles on your topic. 

Biography Reference Bank

If you're focusing on a person, use Biography Reference Bank.