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AGCOMM 31310 Oral Expressions in Agriculture

Step 1 Identify your topic

Your assignment asks you to write an informative speech.  You can't do any research until you figure out your topic.


Step 2  Find the context

Now it is time to get some perspective on your topic.  This is a great time to consult encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Try these:

Credo Reference

Oxford Reference



Step 3  Find Books

ATI Catalog

OSU Catalog

OhioLink Catalog


Step 4  Find Articles

All Research Databases

Newspapers/Primary Source Material

Ebsco Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Agricola
  • America History and Life
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Environment Complete
  • GreenFILE
  • MAS Ultra
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Newspaper Source
  • TOPICsearch

Library Lab

This lab is to be completed on a keyboard, not handwritten.

Turn it into Carmen at least one week from lab date.


Step 5  Evaluate What You Find

Some tips for critically thinking about your information


Step 6  Cite What You Find

Citation help

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