TED under 20 – Talks from scientists, musicians, innovators — all in their teens.

Flocabulary – Public Speaking

Finding a Topic:

SIRS Discoverer – to browse topics, select a category from the “Browse Subject” section below the search box or select the “Pro/Con Leading Issues” link on the lower left side.

Opposing Viewpoints – to view all topics, select “Browse Issues” below the website title or select “View All” next to a category of choice below the featured article.

Library Catalog (OPAC) – do a subject search on a topic of interest to see what is available to help narrow the focus.

Note Taking:

Make a copy of the Speeches Research document and rename – “Speeches Research – Last Name.”

NOTETAKING 2017  Make a copy of This Document and rename – “Speeches Research – Last Name.”

Finding Resources:

World Book Online – for quick background on your topic

ed1stop – “School Help” tab- use BrainPOP or Discovery Streaming for videos on your topic


SIRS Discoverer – a periodical database for students (easier to read)

Gale – Opposing Viewpoints

Gale – Student Resources in Context


Teen Health & Wellness – features articles and self-help tools


Library Catalog (OPAC)


Flocabulary – Source Evaluation

BrainPop – Online Sources

EasyBib- Select the “Research” tab under “Essay Tools” to search your topic and stick with the resources that EasyBib has evaluated and found “Credible” or use our Accuracy & Credibility Assessment to evaluate the source for yourself.

Sweet Search –  If you are using a search engine to find a website, it is always a good idea to use our Accuracy & Credibility Assessment to help determine if it is a reliable source.