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CST 110 Docan-Morgan, spring 2023: Home

Research Assistance

Reference Desk

Librarians can help you learn to make the most of the information resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library and beyond!

Weekdays & Sunday afternoons (fall/spring):

  • Visit us at the reference desk (1st floor)
  • Call us at 608.785.8508
  • Web Chat with us

Any time (year-round):

Local history and/or archives research? Special Collections / Area Research Center specialists are available!

Informative Speech Assignment

You will be giving an informative speech of 5-7 minutes using one of two topic options:

  • Topic option 1: Local community
  • Topic option 2: Career pathway


  1. We will discuss evaluating information sources, as well as "lateral reading" as a strategy for evaluating sources as you read them.
  2. We will provide a quick overall introduction to the resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library.
  3. We will offer several recommendations for information sources for either of your topic options.