Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

LSC-Tomball Community Library research guides banner

Persuasive Speech: Research: Starting point

Contact the Library @ LSC-Tomball

The Library is Open now!

Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.
Have a question? Ask us!

Circulation: 832.559.4206

Chat with a Librarian

Email us:


 SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488


Looking for an article on a topic for a Speech and Communication class?

  • Go to a LSCS page.
  • Click on libraries from the top menu above the blue bar.
  • Click on Research Databases
  • Select Social Sciences
  • Click on Articles
  • Select Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • You can start doing keyword searches by typing your keyword (not a sentence) in the "Basic" search box, Or,
  • Click on Advanced Search (screenshot added) from the bottom of the search box 
  • Type different keywords in different boxes
  • Narrow your search by selecting the boxes for Full-Text, Scholarly / Peer-Reviewed Journal and Publication
  • Click on Search
  • Be sure to Email, Print or Save the article/s from the same menu on the right/

    See the video below on how to Cite articles found in EBSCO databases 

How to Use EBSCO Cite Feature

Looking for a particular Journal?

  • Click here:
  • Type the name of the journal to see if the library has that available online
  • If available, click on the databases link and start browsing by year of publication
  • You can also search within that publication by keyword using the box on the left of the page, that says: Search within this Publication. Click on Advanced Search (screenshot added) to enter your keywords in the search boxes.

Citation Help

APA Style Guide

APA Style7 Guide for References List and In-text citation

Chicago Style Manual

Notes & Bibliography Citation Guide
This guide provides examples and tips on how to cite sources in the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

Notes & Bibliography Overview
View this handout for a more detailed explanation of how to use the Chicago Notes & Bibliography style.

MLA Style Guide


Profile Photo
Geneen Clinkscales
LSC - Tomball Community Library
30555 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball, TX 77375
(832) 559-4253
Subjects: BUSI: Business, CIT, OER