Students will be able to…
- Distinguish between, identify, and search library resources appropriate for different kinds of speech assignments;
- Develop search terms and utilize search language protocol (Boolean logic, truncation) appropriate to online databases such as ProQuest and LexisNexis.
- Determine print and electronic holdings of library magazines, journals and newspapers using the Journals List.
Earn up to 20 points of Extra Credit for Speech 101 by learning about the Library.
Extra credit is available online and face-to-face at scheduled times.
1. The online extra credit modules are available through D2L. To access them, sign into D2L and click on "Self Registration" near the center of the bar below the banner.
2. Click on the "SDSU Library Research Assistance" link to register for the class. There is no charge associated with the course.
3. Once you have registered for the course, it will appear on your "My Courses" list on your D2L home screen.
4. Choose from the list of modules in the Content section, and work through the entire module.
5. Take the quiz in the Quizzes section.
NOTE: A quiz will not appear on the list until you have completed all parts of the module.
6. You may get up to 20 points extra credit. You get 5 points for each quiz you pass. A passing grade is 3 or more points.
7. After completing the all quizzes you wish to take, print off your grade sheet and bring it the Library to be signed.
To print off your grades, go to the Grades section of the course site
and click on the Print button to print a list of your quiz grades.
8. Bring this sheet to the Library Services Desk near the front door of Briggs Library and ask for it to be signed by a Librarian.
Contact a Librarian if you have any questions or problems.
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Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out Extra Credit
Some instructors are allowing students to get extra credit for participating in the library's Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out. Check with your instructor for details.
There are two ways you can participate.
At Briggs Library
- Join us at Briggs Library where we will record
your 3-minute reading from a banned or
- Sign up for a time at
We will record your reading, upload it to
YouTube, and link to our Banned Books Week
Guide and the Library’s social media sites.
- Participants receive a handsome, suitable-forframing
Certificate of Participation.
On Your Own
- September 22-28
- Record yourself or have a friend help.
- Upload a 3-minute video reading from a banned
or challenged book to YouTube.
- Include information on where and why the book
was banned or challenged.
- Include the words "Banned Books Week Virtual
Read-out" in the title of your video.
- Post the link to your video as a comment on the
Banned Books Week LibGuide at