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COMMSTUD 103: Public Speaking

Goals for today

This guide is designed to help you --

  • Find reputable websites for a chosen topic

  • Search and find articles (popular and academic) on a chosen topic in a library database

Goverment Sources


To get more relevant search results, limit your search to a domain such as .edu, .org, .gov, .net. To do this, enter your keywords followed by the command site:[domain].

For example, if your topic is about the problem of feral cats, you'd type into the search box: feral cats site:gov

Google Web Search

Google Scholar

If off-campus enable the Library Links (go to Settings > Library Links > Search for 'Bloomsburg' and check to apply)

Look for FullText@BloomU links to obtain articles. If you don't see any, try clicking on the double arrows >> to display the links.

Google Scholar Search


This website is based on materials created by Katie Yelinek, BU Government Documents Librarian.

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