Advanced Public Speaking

Journal Articles and Magazines provide current awareness and research that support your message.  Use them to explore background issues as well as specific topics.

Academic Search
Articles across all subjects.  Contains both scholarly research and general magazines.  Good starting point any time you need journal articles.

Articles across all subjects.  100% full-text.

Issues and Controversies

In-depth articles on recurring issues and frequently debated topics.  Contains overviews, pro and con section, and numerous side articles and references.  Delivers convenient compilation of information on a given issue.

Need something more specific?

See Resources by Department  for a subject listing or All Databases  for a full list with descriptions.

Newspapers explore local issues.  They reveal how an event affects people in a specific area, making your topic more relevant.  International papers expand awareness to a global perspective.


Most comprehensive collection of newspapers and magazines.  Search thousands of news sources at once.  Includes regional, U.S., and international newspapers and magazines.

Abilene Reporter-News

Good source for local information specific to Abilene and surrounding areas.  Free registration.

Government Agencies and Organizations are gateways to a wealth of data and reports.  Use these search engines to find authoritative reports online and to identify the primary agencies that publish on your topic.

The U.S. government's official web portal.
Searches federal and state pages (can also limit to a specific state).
Includes topical guide and a directory of federal, state, and international government agencies.

Google UncleSam

Convenient ranking of links within home pages.
Caches pages to eliminate bad links. 

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.

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