Take the COMM 1130 Library Tutorial to learn about authoritative information and credibility. Let's shifts the focus from seeking out who is an authority (which suggests there is a right or wrong answer)… to asking: Who are MY Authorities? (which focuses on individual purpose and context). This tutorial also walks you through our most popular database, and that may be particularly helpful when doing research for speeches.
The Finding Background Information Tutorial pairs with the Finding Background Information Research Byte, and it guides you through the initial steps in your research project. This would be a good tutorial to do before your first research project.