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Speech Resources

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
Art of Public Speaking
companion web site for the book The Art of Public Speaking published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ehow.com
comprehensive source on how to do things, offering thousands of specific project instructions;good starting point for "how to" speeches
Great American Speeches

contemporary american history speech archive from PBS
How Stuff Works
amazing, award-winning online web site for anyone who wants to know how anything works

Selected Books In The Oakton Library
In Our Own Words: Extraordinary Speeches of The American Century
Call Number: PS661.I53 (RHC)

Representative American Speeches
Call Number: PB668.B3 (DP & RHC)

Speeches That Changed the World
Call Number: PN6122.S68 (RHC)

Women at The Podium:Memorable Speeches in History
Call Number: PN6122.W66 (DP)

Periodicals
Vital Speeches of The Day
Published bi-weekly, this periodical contains the text of speeches from a wide range of political topics. Ask to see copies of Vital Speeches of The Day in the Periodicals Department.
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Search the full text of Vital Speeches of The Day from 1990 to the present in Academic Search Elite, an online periodical index. You can search on or off campus; full text articles can easily be sent to your e-mail account.

Tip
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10 Tips For Successful Public Speaking from Toastmasters International.

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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