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COM 180 Public Speaking & Rhetorical Analysis

Web Resources for Speeches

American Rhetoric: online repository for wide-range of speeches, from politics to movies to sermons.

Vote Smart:  website with speeches from current local and national political candidates and officials.

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. HathiTrust database of documents from the Office of the Federal Register, 1965-present.

Databases with Speeches

Videos of Speeches

The library owns some speeches on video located in Reserve behind the Circulation desk. To search these videos use the Library Catalog 

        Example: I need a video of Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech.

        -    Go to the Library Catalog
        -    Select Local Catalog
        -    Select Guided Keyword
        -    Type I have a dream on the first line
        -    Select "as a phrase' from the pull-down menu
        -    Type video on the second line
            (a ? is the truncation symbol for the library catalog. In this case, it allows you to
            search for words like video, videocassette, videotape, etc.)
        -    Click on the search button

You can also access The Great Speeches e-Video collection online:

More recent speeches can be found online through:

Speeches in the News

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