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This library guide provides useful resources for communications students, whether they are communications majors, in a speech class, or just curious.

Welcome to the Speech guide!

At Contra Costa College the Speech Department is a Social Science that views communicative behavior as central to human activity: to individual development, to interpersonal relationships, and to the functioning of political, economic, cultural, and social institutions.  Topics covered in this research guide include resources that support the department's goal to equip students with a solid understanding of communication theories, decision-making strategies, and practical application of communication activities in a variety of environments. Remember you can always Ask a Librarian if you have questions or want help getting started with your research!

Books: Look here for key books in this topic area (including print books on our shelves, and electronic books you can use from home). Try these subject searches:

Articles: We've chosen a few key article databases for your topic area where you might find information in magazines, journals, and newspapers.

Videos: Want to watch something on your topic, or watch famous orators in action? Check out our video databases.

Internet Sources: Finding a high quality website through Google can feel frustrating. Find tips and ideas of where you might want to start.

Careers: Explore information about careers in Speech.

Image of Pecha Kucha presentation, shared via Creative Commons from flickr user Amy Reger