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COMM 1071: Introduction to Effective Speaking (UCBA)

Starting point for research for all sections of COMM 1071.

Library Pre-Work

Please complete the pre-work noted in Steps 1-2 so you're ready to go for the library instruction class!  And, bring a print copy and/or have online access to the assignment.

Questions? Contact Lauren Wahman, UCBA Librarian, at

Step 1: Watch Mapping Your Research Ideas + Create Concept Map

This short video walks you through mapping an idea into a research topic.  You'll also find a concept map template (Microsoft Word) that you can easily download and use for your topic.  A concept map helps you visually organize your ideas.

Reminder: Bring your completed concept map to the library instruction class.

Step 2: Review Summon Basics

This short video shows you how to start a search for sources using Summon (UC Libraries search tool).  

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