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COMX 111: Introduction to Public Speaking: Welcome!

Welcome! This is a guide designed for students enrolled in COMX 111.



This guide was designed to help with your COMM 111 research. The library has many resources available to assist you in your research; we can help you find material, learn how to correctly use and cite information, and judge how to select the best sources for your topic. Use the tabs for help with library research, APA citation style, and avoiding plagiarism. By clicking on the tabs, you'll find all sorts of information to help complete your speech assignments.

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Accessible Technology Room

Mansfield Library

student using Dragon Naturally Speaking in the Accessible Technology Roomstudent reading

Room 209 on level 2 of the library provides a quiet area for students, faculty and staff to use, individually or in small groups (2 people) for research and study. A variety of specialized accessibility hardware and software is available for use any time the library is open. The space is available on a first come first served basis. To access this room check out the keycard from circulation staff at the Information Center on level 3.

Want to skip the line at the front desk and use your own Griz Card to access room 209?  Contact Teressa Keenan to opt in to this service.

Specialized equipment includes:

  • Height adjustable tables
  • Desktop Video Magnifier
  • ​Computer workstation with scanner and large print keyboard
  • Variety of software, including Read&Write Gold, Jaws, Dragon Naturally Speaking, MAGic, etc.
  • White noise machine, headset with noise canceling microphone, etc.

To arrange for training in the use of specialized equipment or software contact IT Accessible Technology Services/ (406) 243-4357 (Voice),  Email

Accessibility @ Missoula College

Payne Family Library

The area next to the study rooms, near the emergency exit at the library provides equipment focused on accessibility and student needs.  Assistance is available at the library’s main desk.

Specialized equipment includes:

  • Videophone for Sign Language Relay (406-203-0551)
  • Projection Magnifier
  • Large scanner that creates OCR pdfs or audio files from documents/books
  • 1 computer workstation
  • Software:
    • Read&Write Gold
    • Jaws
    • Dragon
    • Wynn
    • Open Book
    • MAGic

To arrange for training in the use of this equipment IT Accessible Technology Services/ (406) 243-4357 (Voice),  Email