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Speech Resources in the JSCC Library  

This guide will assist students to locate information in the JSCC Library for their speeches.
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Examples of Good Speeches

Images for your Presentations

If you prepare a presentation, you may want to use these possible sources of film clips:

  • Finding Film Clips
    You can use these sources for which the library pays and not worry about violating copyright.

Accessing JSCC Library from off-campus

If you access the JSCC Library's resources from off-campus, you will be asked for your username and password (Netlogon).


The Use of Library Resources

Finding Keywords

Finding journal articles

  • General OneFile
    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
  • Masterfile Premier
    Contains full-text articles in over 1700 magazines and journals. Indexing and abstracts for over 2700 titles. Subjects covered include general interest, business, health, social sciences, education, humanities, news and current events. Useful for almost any topic.
  • Wilson Omnifile
    Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains full-text periodical articles from a tremendous variety of journals. Covers all types of topics and goes back to 1982 for some articles.

Controversial Issues Databases

  • Issues and Controversies on File
    Provides up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on prominent and hotly debated issues of the day. It combines objective analysis, clear explanations of opposing points of view and special features, so you can quickly grasp the essentials of even the most complex topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Excellent articles that provide both sides of major issues.

Finding a book in the JSCC Library

  • JSCC Library Online Catalog
    The JSCC Library Online Catalog provides access to printed and electronic books available in the JSCC Library.

Reference Sources in the JSCC Library

Reference sources provide background information on a topic.  They include such sources as encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.

Search Everything in the Library at Once

  • All Search
    Use All Search when you want to find out if there is enough information on your topic or when you are having difficulty with your topic.

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Finding Newspaper articles

  • Index to Jackson Sun
    The Index to the Jackson Sun provides articles about topics in West Tennessee.
  • Lexis Nexis
    By using Lexis Nexis, you will gain access to newspaper articles from throughout the country going back many years.

Asking for Assistance

  • Getting help from the JSCC Library
    You can click on the above link, fill out the online form and get an answer to your question within 24 hours.

    You can also call 731-424-3520, ext 50572 for assistance.
    If you live outside Jackson-Madison County, you can call 1-800-355-5722, ext 50572.

Finding Statistical Information


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