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What sources can be used to provide essential information for my Informative Speech?


The WUHS Library houses a number of print resources related to your area of study.  Using the WUHS SHARE catalog link below, you can search Waterford High School library to locate print resources that you can check out for a two-week loan period with the option to renew:

Because we are part of the Lakeshores Library Consortium, if the WUHS library doesn't carry the exact title you'd like, you can simultaneously search all the libraries in the consortium through the same WUHS SHARE catalog link by electing to search EVERYWHERE; to receive these titles via interlibrary loan, simply place a hold (or ask a librarian to place a hold for you) on titles at any other library.  These items will be delivered to the WUHS library and subsequently to you.

Potential Search Phrases -  Using an EVERYTHING Search in our catalog (same as a keyword search), you can search for the topics you are researching.  As you find titles that are relevant, find out what the subject terms are for those topics - then try your search term as a SUBJECT search.

Examples:  philosophy, psychology, music, art, stress, anxiety, ocean, marine, fish, love

Noodletools Tutorial - 21st Century Research Process

Here is a short video about how to use Noodletools

Plan Your Research

Helpful Tips for Print Sources

Narrow/limit search in WUHS catalog:

Subject headings


Sort by pub. date (descending)


Expand search:

Search all libraries


Print sources:

Taking Sides

Information Plus

Annual Editions

Opposing Viewpoints/At Issue series

Nebulous sources - CQ ResearcherMackin Via e-books?

Broad versus Narrow keyword searching

More General/Broad Keywords (Book Sources)

ie:  Education

Your Topic

ie:  Year-Round School

More Narrow/Specific (Online Sources)

ie:  Year-Round School and academic achievement

Primary vs. Secondary Sources of Information


Legitimacy of News Sources

Sample WUHS books

Library Database vs. The Web

WUHS Database Resources

Here is a short video about how to access our Library Internet resources.  

PEW Research Center


Pew Research Center

Click above icon to access a series of reputable research articles related to the current status of Emerging Technology Impact.

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

WUHS E-books

Library Media Specialist