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Getting Started with Research at Shapiro Library

This guide discusses understanding information sources, formulating a topic and search phrase, where and how to search the library for information, how to evaluate sources, how to cite sources, and more.

Public Speaking Tips


Public speaking can be nerve-wracking. However, you can prepare in advance and master your public speaking fears. Public speaking tips:

  • Know your audience
  • Rehearse
  • Practice:
    • With distractions 
    • In front of a mirror
    • Body language and movement
    • Tone and projection
  • Know the environment
  • Test the equipment
  • Slow down
    • Take long pauses (take a sip of water)
    • Breathe
  • Make eye contact
  • Project confidence

Looking for tips and tricks to help you ace your presentation?

Check out these resources:

Helpful Books from the Library

Helpful Web Resources