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First Amendment/Freedom of Speech: First Amendment/Freedom of Speech
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This guide provides information on First Amendment/Freedom of Speech issues, provides listings of potential speech topics related to the First Amendment and Freedom of Speech, and delineates databases to search for researching a freedom of speech topic.
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The following websites will help you define the issues surrounding the First Amendment and free speech and can provide speech topic ideas.
First Amendment Center - Supported by the First Amendment Center, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and in Washington D.C., this site features comprehensvie research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, commentary and analysis by legal specialists, and a First Amendement Library of legal cases and related materials.
A variety of reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, periodical and news articles, primary sources, statistics and multimedia to help present different sides of controversial topics. Highly recommended for argumentative/persuasive research topics.
Nexis Uni provides access to the full text of hundreds of major business and legal journals, magazines, and U.S. and international newspapers. Company financial, country, tax, medical, federal and state legal information, and accounting information can also be accessed.
History Resource Center: U.S. provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.
From ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance, World History in Context is a collection of reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronological research materials for the study of world history.
Credo Reference is a digital reference library containing all types of reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, not to mention a host of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.