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Speech Topics and Presentations

Information for Speech Classes including the following topics; public speaking tips, finding speech topics, managing fear of public speaking, websites, tutorials, and how to access articles in "Vital Speeches of the Day."

Accessing Library Resources On or Off Campus

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Discovery Service for Northeast Iowa Community College.

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Some Resources Require

Your NICC library card account requires your 14-digit Borrower ID number.

This number is located on the back of your ID card.  Do not have an ID card?  Follow these steps to get your Borrower #:

  1. Locate your NICC student ID number.
  2. Select your home campus:
    Calmar Students: 23263
    Peosta Students: 25110
  3. Combine with campus number first then your student number. If this is not 14 digits, then add zero's after the campus number.

Calmar Example: 23263 + 0###### then add 2 zero’s after the campus number: 23263000######.

Peosta Example: 25110 + 0###### then add 2 zero’s after the campus number: 25110000######.

If you do not know your student ID number please contact the NICC HelpDesk at:

Phone:  (800) 728-2256, ext. 555


Multi Search (EDS)

Multi-Search Box (On Library Home Page)

Gives you access to many types of materials such as EBSCOhost, Ebsco Discovery Service, databases, eBooks, full-text Journal articles, and the library collection for both Calmar and Peosta libraries in one search.

Interlibrary Loan

If an article or book you need is NOT available through the sources the Library owns, we will borrow it (for books) or get a copy (for articles) from another library.

To request an item from the sister campus library, search for the item within the online catalog.  Check for the location of the item and its status.  If not at your location, then select Request Item and fill out form and submit.

Click on the Interlibrary Loan tab and fill out the form to request items not owned by the NICC Libraries. Check with your campus library for interlibrary loan policies.

Interlibrary loan request dates cannot be guarenteed.  The average time is 7-10 working days.  Most requests are processed 24-48 hours after receipt, holidays and weekends excluded.  Incomplete information may result in delay.

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Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library 

Under "Access Databases and Articles"

You need to set-up an account (FREE) to start using tutorials on this site:
Interactive learning platform featuring practice tests, tutorials and eBooks.
The College Students section has tutorials on:
Writing and grammar skills improvement
Public Speaking Skills Improvement
Public Speaking Success in 20 Minutes a Day [E-book]