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This guide provides you with an overview of library resources and services for Communication

Communication, Journalism & Theatre Librarian

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Barbara Bishop
RBD Library
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
(334) 844-1690
Best Practices: Finding Speeches


Hint: When searching in a database always start with the advanced search and see if you can filter (or limit) by document type. If they include "speech" as a type, choose that and then add your keywords to the search boxes. Tip: some of the more general databases like Academic Search Premier will allow you limit and then search without any keywords. This is a great way to browse for a speech if you don't have anyone in particular in mind.

Hint: For older speeches you may have to use a print index, there are several listed below specifically for speeches.

Hint: The more famous the speech, the more likely you will be able to find it through a Google search. Just make sure you evaluate the site the speech comes from — there are several good sites listed below.


Electronic Texts


NOTE: Many of these require the free RealPlayer download to work.