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Find course-specific library resources, including peer-reviewed articles, ebooks, and more.
The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman : Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches
The World Is Waiting for You : Graduation Speeches to Live By from Activists, Writers, and Visionaries
The Will of a People : A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches
Speaking for Our Lives : Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000)
Mark Twain Speaking
Hutchinson Inside American History
Chambers Classic Speeches
In the Words of the Winners : The Newbery and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010
Read Online Download Book Add to Bookshelf Share Link to Book Cite Book U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses from Washington to Obama
African American History
Frederick Douglass : Selected Speeches and Writings
Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches
50 Speeches That Made The Modern World
Tips for searching for Speeches
  • Search terms to include: oration, speeches, rhetoric, keynote address, commencement address
  • Include limits in Document Types as listed below each database.
  • If you find an article referencing a speech that does not include the speech, email Diane Zydlewski (zydlewsd@emmanuel.edu) for help finding the transcript.

Article Databases

Selected Journals

Additional Resources

Tips for searching for Speeches
  • Search terms to include: oration, speeches, rhetoric, keynote address, commencement address along with terms related to a topic or a specific person's name.
    Example keyword search using the below search box to search for books:
    speeches and Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Browse the books using Subject Search for "Speeches, addresses, etc."
    You may wish to add terms related to a topic or a specific person's name.
  • If you find a book referencing a speech that does not include the speech, email Diane Zydlewski (zydlewsd@emmanuel.edu) for help finding the transcript.

Selected Books

Tips for searching for Speeches on the Web
  • Search terms to include: oration, speeches, rhetoric, keynote address, commencement address and limit search to specific extensions by including site: (e.g., .edu or .gov)
    • Example Google Search: "Stacey Abrams" "commencement address" site:.edu
      Note: Google assumes AND between all terms where OR is not present.  OR needs to be capitalized and parenthesis are ignored.
  • Explore reputable organizations/agencies connected to a topic of interest (e.g., U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).
  • Search for archives, often associated with a college, dedicated to a topic of interest (See Primary Document Resources for examples.)
  • See FAQ on How to evaluate a web site.

Depending on how much you know about the person who originally gave the speech, you may wish to read a brief biography on them.
Note: Use the resources on the Databases/Selected Journals and Books tabs if you want detailed information on them.

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