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Communications Fundamentals of Communcation and Public Speaking: Getting Started


Use this guide to get started on your assignment! You must have credible sources for college-level research, most of which need to come from Jefferson College Library for your coursework here.  Journal articles are usually the most helpful; however, you can use books or newspapers too if your instructor gives you permission to do so.  From these sources, you must find supporting evidence for whatever you are arguing. You need to find a variety of supporting material:  facts, statistics, stories, examples. Make sure that you find quality sources when researching your topic. You can consult the videos in this guide for help , or you can always contact a librarian during our open hours in person, via email, text, chat, or phone.

Being Wrong

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Perceived Bias

Media Literacy

Fact Checking Sites

Bias of News Organizations