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Speech: Informative

Use these recommended resources for Informative Speeches, Persuasive Speeches and general Public Speaking tips.

Thigpen Library has variety of databases to assist you with finding credible information for an informative speech. This page links you to a few library resources and credible websites to get you started. Another way to find resources is to use another research guide related to your topic — Careers, Education, Music, Sciences, etc.

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Events & Ideas

Find information and explanations on events and ideas.


Find biographical information on people.


Find articles, factual, and cultural information on a city, country, or place.

Library Databases

Web Resources

These web resources will be good sources for information and statistics on a location. The CIA World Fact Book is an excellent place to begin your research.