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Speeches Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Tools for locating speeches on specific topics or by specific individuals.
Call number areas to browse:
PN4130-4195 Addresses
PN6121-6122 Orations
PS660-668 American speeches
Keywords to search: Speech or speeches Individual speakers last name AND speeches
Subjects to search (Library of Congress):
Speeches, Addresses,etc.
Subdivision --Oratory under an individual's name.
Works on speaking effectively in public are entered under Public speaking.

Books in our catalog: 
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
Famous Orations and Speeches for Various Occasions.
(REF AI3.S85 )
Great Speeches, 1985-1998 (PN6121.G73)
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History (PN6122.L4)
Representative American Speeches (PS668.B3)
with cumulative indexing every 10 years.
Speech Index: An Index to 259 collections of World Famous Orations and Speeches
Vital Speeches of the Day (Periodicals)
Voices of Multicultural America (PS663.M55V64 1996)
Library Resources (r):
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Humanities International Complete

Internet Resources:

Cell phone with streaming videoResearchChannel offers on-line audiences worldwide access to continuous webcast and searchable on-demand video library of over 1700 full length programs. These resources are available at Internet2, cable, DSL and modem speeds including many speeches.

Webcasts from the Library of Congress Visitors can scan through a complete list of all 303 webcasts, or browse a thematic list that organizes the talks into areas such as religion, government, and education.

Advanced Public Speaking Institute Over 100 articles on audience, openings, closings, humor, stage fright, etc.

Barack Obama Speeches A YouTubeclearinghouse for most president Obama's most important speeches.

American Rhetoric's Online Speech Bank is an index to and growing database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World Index of speeches by contemporary women from around the world. Currently contains several hundreds of speeches of about 70 women ranging from: Andrea Dworkin to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Queen Elizabeth to Rigoberta Menchu, and Janet Reno to Phyllis Schlafly.

Great Speeches: History Channel Contains more than 120 Real Audio speeches ranging from those by heads of state to baseball players.)

Online Audio Recordings: UCB Speech Archives The University of California at Berkeley sound file records at various lectures and events at UCB. With either RealAudio or StreamWorks, listen to speeches and lectures by Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Mead and hundreds more.

World's Famous Orations (William Jennings Bryan, 1906) Two millennia of Western Civilization come into focus through these 281 masterpieces by 213 rhetoricians. Selected under the supervision of the greatest orator of his time, these brief persuasive addresses form both a window into history’s turning points as well as a timeless collection for any reference shelf.

State of the State Addresses has archived the full text of the governors' state of the state addresses since 2000. To access this information, simply choose the state then the year.