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GEO 102 Library Resources

This guide includes library resources and assignments for students enrolled in GEO 102: General Education - Oral Communications

Types of Evidence

From your GEO class, you know that there are four types of evidence:

Type of Evidence Definition
Examples Concrete relevant instances that personalize concepts
Analogies A comparison to something the audience already understands, along with an explanation of the similarity - "X is like Y because..."
Expert Testimony A quotation from someone who studies the topic and/or has specialized education, training, or knowledge. 
Statistics Numerical data that quantify ideas

And, you know that you can search the library databases to find various types of sources, including newspaper articles, scholarly articles, books, reports, and more. Some of our most popular databases include:

Next: Proceed to the Finding evidence - activity.