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Communication, Journalism, & Media Studies

Online and print resources for the School of Communication

Speech Prep

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Search multiple encyclopedias and reference sources from Oxford at once.

Search multiple encyclopedias and reference sources from Gale at once.

A general database with newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on a variety of topics.

Research Specific Issues

In-depth coverage of important issues, including an overview, background, chronology, pro/con feature, and additional resources.

Resources that present multiple sides of controversial issues.

In-Depth Searching

Full text for 25 national & international newspapers and television & radio news transcripts.

Search across multiple government datasets at once to find facts and figures on your topic.

Many associations and organizations provide resources for their constituents. You can find them by searching this website or using a general search engine. Look for links in their menus like "Resources" or "Publications". Not all resources will be freely available.

Get Inspired!

TED Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading


TED Talks TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (videos).


Vital Speeches of the Day


Vital Speeches of the Day - A periodical published monthly featuring the best speeches in the world (full text via library databases).


The Eloquent Woman Speech Index


The Eloquent Woman - An index of famous speeches by women and accompanying blog (lists by topic/speaker with commentary).

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