Speech 1100 Presentation Research


Evaluate all of your sources for:
   • Currency - the timeliness of the information
   • Relevance - the importance of the information for your needs
   • Accuracy - the reliability and correctness of the information
   • Authority - the source of the information
   • Purpose - the reason the information exists

Resources to help you evaluate your sources
   • Evaluating Sources - www.codlrc.org/evaluating
   • CRAAP Sources workshops (schedule

Resources to help you research
   • CQ Researcher and Issues & Controversies - www.codlrc.org/databases/current-events
   • Speech Research Basics - www.codlrc.org/speech/basics
   • Finding Evidence - www.codlrc.org/speech/evidence
   • Researching Current Events and Controversial Topics - www.codlrc.org/current
   • Persuasive Speech Research: Organizational Methods and Evidence tutorial - www.codlrc.org/speech/tutorials
   • Google It workshops (see current schedule)
   • Persuasive Speech workshops (see current schedule)

Oral Citations

As you present your speech, you will need to provide information about your sources:
   • Who/What - author or title
   • When - date of publication

Resources to help you prepare an oral citation
   • Oral Citation Basics - www.codlrc.org/research/fundamentals/oral
   • Oral Citations workshops (see current schedule)

Annotated Bibliography

Your annotated bibliography will include MLA citations and short descriptive and evaluative paragraphs about each source. Include one or more sentences that:
   • evaluate the authority or background of the author
   • comment on the intended audience
   • compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or
   • explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic

Resources to help you create an annotated bibliography
   • Citing Sources: MLA - www.codlrc.org/citing/MLA
   • Online Bibliography Managers - www.codlrc.org/research/fundamentals/citing
   • How to Create an Annotated Bibliography - www.codlrc.org/citing/annotated

Additional Assistance

The Library and Speech Assistance Center are freely available resources on campus where you can get help with every step of preparing your presentations.
Ask a Librarian - www.codlrc.org/ask
   • Visit the Reference Desk
   • Schedule a research appointment
   • Email a librarian
   • Chat online

Speech Assistance Center
   • Schedule an appointment with a coach - in person or online
   • Watch Speech Assistance video tutorials
   • Attend a Speech Assistance workshop

Best Commencement Speakers EVER

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Cultural Artifact Speech Resources


Researching Your Cultural Artifacts Presentation Topic

Cultural Studies Resources


The Edible Series
Edible is a revolutionary series of books that explores the rich history of cuisine. Ranging from Chocolate to Ice Cream, from Cocktails to Whiskey, from Caviar to Lobster, each book reveals the global history and culture of a particular food or beverage.

  • Hamburger- TX749.5.B43 S63 2008
  • Pork- TX749.5.P67 R64 2012
  • Lemon- TX558.L5 S66 2012
  • Pudding- TX773 .Q56 2012
  • Dates- TX558.D35 N37 2011
  • Pancake- TX770 .A43 2008
  • Sandwich- TX818 .W548 2010
  • Cocktails- TX951 .C37 2012
  • Ice Cream- TX795 .W465 2011
  • Tea: TX415 .S23 2010
  • Champagne- TP555 .E67 2011
  • Bread- TX769 .R823 2011
  • Vodka- TP607.V6 H47 2012
  • Hot Dog- TX749 .K73 2009
  • Pizza- TX770.P58 H45 2008
  • Wine- TP549 .M55 2013
  • Pie- TX773 .C53 2009
  • Soup- TX757 .C53 2010
  • Figs- SB365 .S88 2014
  • Donut- TX770.D67 H86 2015
  • Rice- TX809.R5 M35 2014


Objekt Series
Books in the Objekt series examine a wide range of iconic modern objects across many design fields, including architecture, industrial design, graphics and fashion. The books are not intended as exhaustive histories of their subject, but are written as thematic and discursive essays, keeping in mind the broader cultural meanings of objects or buildings as much as their intended functions in the modern period.

  • Ship- VM18 .V68 2011
  • Chair- NK2715 .M37 2011
  • Motorcycle- TL440 .A44 2007
  • Bridge- TG300 .B57 2008
  • Theme Park- GV1851.A35 L83 2008
  • Bathroom- NK2117.B33 P46 2013
  • Factory- e-book (Art & Architecture Complete)
  • School- e-book (Art & Architecture Complete)

Object Lessons
Object Lessons is a series of concise, collectable, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Each book starts from a specific inspiration: an historical event, a literary passage, a personal narrative, a technological innovation-and from that starting point explores the object of the title, gleaning a singular lesson or multiple lessons along the way. Featuring contributions from writers, artists, scholars, journalists, and others, the emphasis throughout is lucid writing, imagination, and brevity. Object Lessons paints a picture of the world around us, and tells the story of how we got here, one object at a time.

  • Hair
  • Bookshelf
  • Questionnaire
  • Refrigerator
  • Remote Control
  • Drone
  • Waste
  • Phone Booth
  • Hotel
  • Dust
  • Driver's license
  • Hood
  • Shipping Container
  • Golf Ball
  • Bread
  • Silence
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Password
  • Glass


Topographics Series

  • Zeropolis: The Experience of Las Vegas- F849.L35 B38 2003
  • Cambodia- DS554.5 .F74 2004
  • Warsaw- DK4622 .C76 2003
  • Romania: Borderland of Europe- DR217 .B65 2001

Contemporary Issues

Focus on Contemporary Issues

  • Retro: The Culture of Revival- GT511 .G84 2006
  • Chromophobia- N7432.7 .B3 2000
  • Stalking- HV6594 .N53 2006
  • Contemporary Gothic- HQ796 .S693 2006
  • Animal- QL85 .F83 2002
  • Global Dimensions: Space, Place and the Contemporary World- JZ1318 .S46 2001
  • Celebrity- BJ1470.5 .R65 2001


33 1/3
33 1/3 is a series of short books about a wide variety of albums, by artists ranging from James Brown to the Beastie Boys. Launched in September 2003, the series now contains 115 titles and is acclaimed and loved by fans, musicians and scholars alike.

  • 1 Dusty in Memphis- Dusty Springfield 1969 Warren Zanes
  • 2 Forever Changes -Love 1967 Andrew Hultkrans
  • 3 Harvest -Neil Young 1972 Sam Inglis
  • 4 The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society -The Kinks 1968 Andy Miller
  • 5 Meat Is Murder- The Smiths 1985 Joe Pernice
  • 6 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn- Pink Floyd 1967 John Cavanagh
  • 7 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits -ABBA 1992 Elisabeth Vincentelli
  • 8 Electric Ladyland -The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1968 John Perry
  • 9 Unknown Pleasures- Joy Division 1979 Chris Ott
  • 10 Sign “☮” the Times - Prince 1987 Michaelangelo Matos
  • 11 The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground 1967 Joe Harvard
  • 12 Let It Be -The Beatles 1970 Steve Matteo
  • 13 Live at the Apollo -James Brown 1963 Douglas Wolk
  • 14 Aqualung-Jethro Tull 1971 Allan Moore
  • 15 OK Computer-Radiohead 1997 Dai Griffiths
  • 16 Let It Be -The Replacements 1984 Colin Meloy
  • 17 Led Zeppelin IV -Led Zeppelin 1971 Erik Davis
  • 18 Exile on Main St. -The Rolling Stones 1972 Bill Janovitz
  • 19 Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys 1966 Jim Fusilli
  • 20 Ramones- Ramones 1976 Nicholas Rombes
  • 21 Armed Forces -Elvis Costello 1979 Franklin Bruno
  • 22 Murmur- R.E.M. 1983 J. Niimi
  • 23 Grace - Jeff Buckley 1994 Daphne Brooks
  • 24 Endtroducing..... -DJ Shadow 1996 Eliot Wilder
  • 25 Kick Out the Jams - MC5 1969 Don McLeese
  • 26 Low - David Bowie 1977 Hugo Wilcken
  • 27 Born in the U.S.A. -Bruce Springsteen 1984 Geoffrey Himes
  • 28 Music from Big Pink -The Band 1968 John Niven
  • 29 In the Aeroplane over the Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel 1998 Kim Cooper
  • 30 Paul's Boutique -Beastie Boys 1989 Dan Le Roy
  • 31 Doolittle - Pixies 1989 Ben Sisario
  • 32 There's a Riot Goin' On -Sly and the Family Stone 1971 Miles Marshall Lewis
  • 33 The Stone Roses -The Stone Roses 1989 Alex Green
  • 34 In Utero-Nirvana 1993 Gillian G. Gaar
  • 35 Highway 61 Revisited -Bob Dylan 1965 Mark Polizzotti
  • 36 Loveless -My Bloody Valentine 1991 Mike McGonigal
  • 37 The Who Sell Out -The Who 1967 John Dougan
  • 38 Bee Thousand - Guided by Voices 1994 Marc Woodworth
  • 39 Daydream Nation -Sonic Youth 1988 Matthew Stearns
  • 40 Court and Spark -Joni Mitchell 1974 Sean Nelson
  • 41 Use Your Illusion I and II -Guns N' Roses 1991 Eric Weisbard
  • 42 Songs in the Key of Life-Stevie Wonder 1976 Zeth Lundy
  • 43 The Notorious Byrd Brothers -The Byrds 1968 Ric Menck
  • 44 Trout Mask Replica -Captain Beefheart 1969 Kevin Courrier
  • 45 Double Nickels on the Dime -Minutemen 1984 Michael T. Fournier
  • 46 Aja -Steely Dan 1977 Don Breithaupt
  • 47 People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - A Tribe Called Quest 1990 Shawn Taylor
  • 48 Rid of Me -PJ Harvey 1993 Kate Schatz
  • 49 Achtung Baby -U2 1991 Stephen Catanzarite
  • 50 If You're Feeling Sinister - Belle & Sebastian 1996 Scott Plagenhoef
  • 51 Pink Moon -Nick Drake 1972 Amanda Petrusich
  • 52 Let's Talk About Love -Celine Dion 1997 Carl Wilson
  • 53 Swordfishtrombones -Tom Waits 1983 David Smay
  • 54 20 Jazz Funk Greats - Throbbing Gristle 1979 Drew Daniel
  • 55 Horses -Patti Smith 1975 Philip Shaw
  • 56 Master of Reality -Black Sabbath 1971 John Darnielle
  • 57 Reign in Blood - Slayer 1986 D.X. Ferris
  • 58 Shoot Out the Lights -Richard and Linda Thompson 1982 Hayden Childs
  • 59 Gentlemen -The Afghan Whigs 1993 Bob Gendron
  • 60 Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash -The Pogues 1985 Jeffery T. Roesgen
  • 61 The Gilded Palace of Sin - The Flying Burrito Brothers 1969 Bob Proehl
  • 62 Pink Flag -Wire 1977 Wilson Neate
  • 63 XO - Elliott Smith 1998 Mathew Lemay
  • 64 Illmatic -Nas 1994 Matthew Gasteier
  • 65 Radio City - Big Star 1974 Bruce Eaton
  • 66 One Step Beyond... - Madness 1979 Terry Edwards
  • 67 Another Green World - Brian Eno 1975 Geeta Dayal
  • 68 Zaireeka The Flaming Lips- 1997 Mark Richardson
  • 69 69 Love Songs -The Magnetic Fields 1999 LD Beghtol
  • 70 Facing Future - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 1993 Dan Kois
  • 71 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -Public Enemy 1988 Christopher R. Weingarten
  • 72 Wowee Zowee -Pavement 1995 Bryan Charles
  • 73 Highway to Hell- AC/DC 1979 Joe Bonomo
  • 74 Song Cycle -Van Dyke Parks 1968 Richard Henderson
  • 75 Spiderland - Slint 1991 Scott Tennent
  • 76 Kid A - Radiohead 2000 Marvin Lin
  • 77 Tusk - Fleetwood Mac 1979 Rob Trucks
  • 78 Pretty Hate Machine Nine Inch Nails 1989 Daphne Carr
  • 79 Chocolate and Cheese Ween 1994 Hank Shteamer
  • 80 American Recordings Johnny Cash 1994 Tony Tost
  • 81 Some Girls The Rolling Stones 1978 Cyrus Patell
  • 82 You're Living All Over Me Dinosaur Jr. 1987 Nick Attfield
  • 83 Marquee Moon Television 1977 Bryan Waterman
  • 84 Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin 1972 Aaron Cohen
  • 85 Dummy Portishead 1994 RJ Wheaton
  • 86 Fear of Music Talking Heads 1979 Jonathan Lethem

January & February SOS Workshops & Webinars

Open your windows because librarians are shouting it from the rooftops: We Love Research

image credit: RasminOkay, so maybe close your windows. You don’t need to hear us shouting and it’s cold outside.
Instead, share the January-February SOS Workshop and Webinar schedule. It’s attached below and also available at the bottom of this here webpage: http://codlrc.org/sos/workshops

Over the next few weeks we’ll be offering these hands-on workshops (in SRC 3104) and online webinars:

  • How to Find What you Need at COD Library
  • Getting Started with Research
  • APA Citing and Formatting
  • Welcome to Zotero
  • Using the Library's Databases
  • MLA Citing and Formatting

Drop in to any and all of these free sessions! Send your friends! Send your enemies! We have something for everyone this semester.
There is no registration for any SOS sessions-- just head over to SRC 3104 for the Workshops or click through http://codlrc.org/sos/online/join to join a Webinar.

Visit http://codlrc.org/sos/workshops to see dates, times and descriptions of upcoming sessions or download the flier [opens as PDF]

Try the "Meet the Press" Collection from Alexander Street Press

meet the pressSeveral instructors have expressed interest in the new Alexander Press database “Meet the Press,” so I would like to invite you all to take a look at the resource during our free trial and provide some feedback on whether or not you would like to see this database added to our collection.

"Since its television premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has cemented its position as an institution in broadcast journalism. For the first time ever, network TV’s longest running program—with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates—is available via streaming online video. Now, students and scholars have unprecedented access to this treasure trove of material, including many episodes not seen since their original broadcast."

To explore Meet the Press:

  • Go to http://codlrc.org/database/1030
  • Click on “Go to Meet the Press”
  • Please leave your evaluative comments on the trial page. If you click on Leave a Comment, you’ll see what others have written.

More on this collection here: http://alexanderstreet.com/products/meet-press

The trial is open until March 1st.

Communication and Civic Engagement

Questions to consider when selecting your topic

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

Examples: Voting, Volunteering, Participating, Staying Educated; Paying Attention to the News.

What is civic engagement?

Examples: Political Involvement; Service Learning

What does it mean to be a responsible citizen-speaker?

Examples: Using your real name online; Not accepting cyberbullying

What are the challenges of a democratic citizenship?

Examples: Freedom of speech vs. hate speech; Volunteering is voluntary

How can everyday people participate in meaningful public discussions?

Examples: Town hall meetings; We the People petitions

What is community?

Examples: Family and the family meal; College of DuPage; Neighborhoods; Support groups

How do we build community in the 21st century?

Examples: Online social networks; Clubs; Coming together around a cause (disaster relief, food drives, etc.)

What organizations exist to help people participate in community-building?

Examples: Susan G. Komen Foundation; Park districts; Habitat for Humanity; Teach for America; Service learning

Getting Started

  1. Which Question interests you?
  2. What examples come to mind?
  3. Pick a single example and connect it to the ideas from Ch. 1-3 in the textbook
  4. Think about how you would research this topic—terms & keywords

Ideas from Ch. 1-3

  • Speaking responsibly
  • Thinking critically
  • Honesty & accountability
  • Communicating ethically
  • Communicating effectively
  • Getting involved
  • Learning lessons from the past
  • Ethical issues in public speaking

Rhetorical Artifacts Panel Presentation

  1. Background Research
  2. Sources
  3. Evaluating
  4. Citing


COD Library Reference Collection
Use reference sources like subject encyclopedias to find a topic, narrow your topic, find keywords, and get background information before you even start your research.

Reference Databases


  • Credo Online: online subject encyclopedias
  • Research in Context: great for biographies, history
  • Wikipedia: find the scope of your topic, keywords, references

Books to Get You Started

Search the Reference and Reference E-book collection for “culture” for these & more

  • Material Culture in America Reference GN560.U6 M37 2008
  • Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture Reference E169.1 .S764 2000
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Reference E169.1 .S764 2000
  • Fashion, Costume and Culture Reference GT511 ..P26 2004
  • Rituals and Ceremonies in Popular Culture  General E 169.12 .R55
  • Encyclopedia of Punk Music and Culture Electronic Resource


General Databases
Find articles on any subject. Includes scholarly and popular sources.

  • Academic OneFile
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete

Subject Databases

Get focused results on specific types of topics.
Social Science: SocIndex (with full-text articles to the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of American Culture)
Biography: American National Biography, Discovering Collection
History: Berg Fashion Library, History Research Center, JSTOR

Newspaper Databases

  • New York Times Historical (1851-2004)
  • Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1986)
  • National Newspapers Proquest: Includes Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor
  • Newspaper Source: Articles from regional and international English-language papers.

Library Catalog
Find books and videos in the Library and eBooks and more online

  • Do a Keyword search in the library catalog
  • Found the perfect book? Use Subject Headings to find more like it

Search for information from organizations, government sites and more.

  • Limit results to .gov, .edu or .org sites using Google Advanced Search
  • Click on Google’s News link to find articles from national news outlets



  • Authority/Credibility: Who wrote this information and are they experts?
  • Purpose: Is this source informational or biased?
  • Currency: Is this source up-to-date?
  • Accuracy: Is this information based on fact or opinion?


General Citation Information


Library Assignment

The assignment is to look up a scholarly, peer-reviewed, or refereed article in a communications journal. It must be a Communication journal. (Not a Speech Pathology Journal or Psychology Journal)

There are two easy ways to find a scholarly, peer-reviewed article in a communications journal. 1.) Find a specific scholarly journal and browse the articles or 2.) Search the database Communication and Mass Media Complete for a scholarly article.

To find a specific journal title

  1. Go to Catalog on the Library's website
  2. Click the link for Advanced Search
  3. In the Title box, enter the name of the journal

To find articles in the database Communication & Mass Media Complete.

  1. Go to Databases on the Library's website
  2. Click "General Databases" under General
  3. Scroll down and click the link for Communication and Mass Media Complete
    • You will need your library card to access this database from off-campus
  4. Before you enter your search term, select "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" and "Full Text" in the Limit your results box.

For information on APA citations, visit http://www.cod.edu/library/research/citenet.htm


Speech Assignments

Looking for Vital Speeches of the Day?
This publication is available online through Academic Search Complete.

  1. Follow this link: http://cod.worldcat.org/oclc/1769234
  2. Click Access Journal
  3. You can select an issue to browse from the list on the right; or click Search this Publication to find a topic of interest.






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