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Welcome to the HCCC reference guide for speech! This guide serves as a starting point for any of your speech papers and projects. To help you better understand how to use this guide, please take a moment to read this message.

Speech is an important form of communication that has been used by humans for a long time. It is the vocal expression of our thoughts, feelings, ideas and opinions. Speech is used to interact, inform, persuade and entertain. It is the primary way that we connect with other people and build relationships. Speech is also a powerful tool for expression and it can be used to express our emotions, beliefs, values, and opinions. Because of this, it is important for people to develop strong speaking skills and to practice good communication.

On the left hand navigation, you will see several pages. These pages are organized to help you find appropriate information using articles, encyclopedias, books, and websites. Additionally, you can find tools to help you assess the information that you find to better understand facts vs. opinions, misinformation (fake news), and find trusted news outlets online.

Databases for Articles: find articles, case studies, news stories, and ebooks from scholarly/academic databases

Encyclopedias: online encyclopedias that offer information on a variety of topics and subjects

Books: search the HCCC catalog for books and other media at Gabert and NHC libraries

Evaluating Sources: help with confirming that sources are reporting on facts

Facts vs. Opinions: help with understanding the difference between a factual article and someone's opinion

Citation HelpHCCC citation guide is linked here to help you properly cite your sources for full credit on your papers or other written projects

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