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Speech Assignment Research Guide

A guide to finding sources for your speech.

Why Books?

Books are a good resource to begin with as they provide an overview or background information on a subject and also help to put your topic in perspective. If you don't know where to start, our library catalog will help you locate books on your topic.

Reference Books, Circulating Books & eBooks



Circulating Books

A print book that can be checked out using your library card.

Reference Books

A book organized in a specific manner which allows users to easily access  information. In print format, these books can only be used in the library. In electronic format, they can be accessed remotely. Examples: Encyclopedia, Atlas


An electronic book that can be accessed online remotely from home or anywhere off-campus.

Search the U/CL Catalog

Search for Books & eBooks. To locate other library materials use the BC Libraries homepage.


Find eBooks

Note: You may have to log in with your OneLogin (BC email) to access library resources.