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CMST 101

Find the sources you need for your CMST speeches.

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Getting Started

If you're looking for sources for a CMST 101 speech, you've come to the right place.

You can use the navigation menu on the left side of your screen (or at the top, for mobile devices) to learn more about what constitutes each type of required source for your speeches, as well as how you can evaluate them for accuracy and relevance. Additionally, these different pages provide examples of some individual books or articles you might find useful, as well as links to databases that contain more resources of a similar format or subject area.

If you're just getting started with your research, you may want to begin by looking at the Global News and Current Events page to find out what sorts of events are trending in major news outlets. Or, if your topic isn't particularly related to current events, you may find that the Background Sources page is a good point of departure for educating yourself on a particular concept, culture, event, or place. Keep in mind that background sources exist to provide you with factual, background information - e.g. names, dates, definitions, chronology of events, historical development. Background sources (think: encyclopedias, dictionaries, or handbooks) are not intended to provide original analysis or interpretation of the topic discussed.

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