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Debate & Persuasive Speaking

Books

For a curated list of print books on public speaking in our library's collection:

  1. Follow the link to our Atrium catalog:
    Atriuum (Online Catalog)
  2. Click on the "List" tab.
  3. Select the Public Speaking Pathfinder.

Vital Speeches of the Day

Vital Speeches of the Day

Be Alert!

EBSCO vs Free

Fake News Evaluating a Website
Evaluating a Website
ID Pseudo-Science Judging Fact vs. Fiction
Judging Fact vs Opinion
Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit
Boloney Detection Kit

How To Understand the Bias of a Publication

How to understand the bias of a publication

Evaluate ALL Sources!
Evaluate ALL Sources

Website Evaluation


Pro-Con Databases

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY ASSISTANT (KDA)
Opposing Viewpoints
Points of View
Topic Search

Magazine Databases

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY ASSISTANT (KDA)
Explora
Master File Premier
Reader's Guide

Newspaper Databases

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY ASSISTANT (KDA)


McClatchy-Tribune
Newspaper Source Plus
News Wires
Web News

Reference Databases

KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY ASSISTANT (KDA)


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Digital Access Card

Britannica School
Credo
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference

Critical Thinking & Fact Checking sites

CRITICAL THINKINGFACT CHECKING
  1. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
  2. Center for Science in the Public Interest
  3. Center for Inquiry
  4. James Randi Educational Foundation
  5. Public Agenda
  6. The Skeptics Society
  1. FactCheck.org
  2. FlackCheck.org
  3. Hoax-Slayer
  4. Media Bias/Fact Check
  5. OpenSecrets.org
  6. Politifact
  7. ProCon.org
  8. Snopes.com
  9. Truth or Fiction


Public Opinion Surveys

  1. Americans and the World
  2. FiveThirtyEight
  3. Gallup
  4. Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
  5. Kaiser Family Foundation
  6. National Opinion Research Center
  7. Pew Research Center
  8. Polling Report
  9. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
  10. Washington Post Polling


Web Sites

  1. Ad Fontes Media
  2. American Rhetoric
  3. Checking the Facts | Butler University
  4. Coronavirus Resource Center | Johns Hopkins University
  5. Evaluating Sources | Butler University
  6. Fact Checking and Bias | Norfolk State University
  7. Fact Checking the News | University of Georgia
  8. Google Scholar
  9. How to Identify and Avoid Fake News | IU East
  10. Latest Coronavirus Coverage | USC Annenberg Media
  11. Science.gov
  12. TED Talks
  13. USA.gov
  14. What are reliable sources for fact-checking and recognizing "fake news"? | American University Library
  15. WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard