As you develop your speech topic:
The following resources provide background information to help you discover a topic for research.You may be able to find one or more of the following: definitions, references, pro/con, and related sources. Materials from these reputable sources can be used for any of your speeches.
Please note that these are just starting points and other resources will be necessary to further investigate your argument or point of analysis. Be sure to check with your instructor for any assignment requirements and/or restrictions.
After you have decided on your speech topic, you'll need to identify keywords--the most essential elements of your research question. These terms are what you will search with in library databases. It also is important to brainstorm related words and concepts, so that you have multiple terms to mix and match--this will maximize your chances of finding sources.
The background reading you did when choosing your topic is also relevant to selecting keywords--look through what you have already read to get a sense of the language others have used to describe this topic. Use this vocabulary as a starting place for listing keywords.
flu or influenza
teens or adolescents
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