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Finding Speeches

Use the Hawaii Voyager Library Catalog to find speeches in books, videos, and sound recordings. Hint: try a keyword anywhere search for "speeches addresses, etc", and limit the results to WCC.

Here's a partial list of some of the resources in the WCC Library:

Historic Documents Ref E 839.5 .H57

Representative American Speeches PS 668 .B3

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Speeches PN 6122 .P45 1992

Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader E 185.615 .E95 1991

Great American Speeches, 1898-1963 PS 661 .G7 1970

Vital Speeches of the Day — This monthly publication contains transcripts of speeches given by notable Americans.

Browse by issue with the EBSCO's Academic Search Premier database. Click on Academic Search Premier, click on All Databases, then click on the Publication Search tab. Type Vital Speeches in the search box. This allows you to look through issues from 1934 through the present. You can also search for speeches on a particular topic by typing in key words on the Basic Search screen, and limiting the search to Vital Speeches. A librarian can show you how!

Executive Speeches Like Vital Speeches, this publishes recent full-text speeches.

Browse by issue with the EBSCO's Academic Search Premier database. Click on Academic Search Premier, click on All Databases, then click on the Publication Search tab. Type Executive Speeches in the search box. This allows you to look through issues from 1996 through the present. You can also search for speeches on a particular topic by typing in key words on the Basic Search screen, and limiting the search to Executive Speeches. A librarian can show you how!

History Place Great Speeches Collection

Selected Speech Sites on the Web (from Virginia Commonwealth University Library)

Great Speeches in Real Audio

Historic Audio Archives

Speech and Transcript Center

Great American Speeches (PBS)

Speeches (History Channel)

American Rhetoric

Getting Background Information

Encyclopedia of Associations Ref AS22 .E5 2001

Current Biography Yearbook Ref CT 100 .C8

Chronology of World History Ref D11 .M39 1999

American Book of Days Ref GT4803 D6 1078

Dressing up Your Speech

Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Ref PN 6081 .B27 1992

The Quotable Woman 1800 - Present Ref AG 10 .P37 1977

American Indian Quotations Ref PN6018.4 .A43 1996

`¯Olelo no`eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings PN 6519 .H4 P84

Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library PN 4121 B68

Statistics

The Time Almanac is in the WCC Library at Ref AY .I55 2004

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is in the WCC Library at Ref HA202 .U58 2003

Images

Academic Search Premier Image Collections. Click on All Databases, click on Academic Search Premier, and then click on the Images tab.

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More Resources for Speech 251

Finding Speeches

Use the Hawaii Voyager Library Catalog to find speeches in books, videos, and sound recordings. Hint: try a keyword anywhere search for "speeches addresses, etc", and limit the results to WCC.

Historic Documents Ref E839.5 .H57

Representative American Speeches PS668 .B3

The Penguin Book of Twentieth-century Speeches PN6122 .P45 1992

Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader E185.615 .E95 1991

Great American Speeches, 1898-1963 PS661 .G7 1970

Vital Speeches of the Day - paper issues are available in the periodical room of the WCC library for Jan 82-Nov 95 and Nov 99 to the present.

Search Expanded Academic Index, and type vital speeches in the "limit to the following journals" box.

VSOD Home Page - This has a partial index by title and speaker name, as well as a handful of speeches

Browse by issue with the Academic Premier database - This allows you to browse full-text speeches from 1996.

Executive Speeches - Like Vital Speeches, it publishes recent full-text speeches

Search Expanded Academic Index, and type vital speeches in the "limit to the following journals" box.

Browse by issue with the Academic Premier database - This allows you to browse full-text speeches from each issue since 1990.

History Place Great Speeches Collection

Selected Speech Sites on the Web (from Virginia Commonwealth University Library)

Great Speeches in Real Audio

Historic Audio Archives

Speech and Transcript Center

Great American Speeches (PBS)

Speeches (History Channel)

Getting Background Information

Encyclopedia of Associations Ref AS22 .E5 2001

Current Biography Yearbook Ref CT1000 .C8

Chronology of World History Ref D11 .M39 1999

American Book of Days Ref GT4803 D6 1078

Dressing up Your Speech

Quotations - There are many sources of quotations, but here is a sampling:

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations Ref PN6081 .B27 1992

The Quotable Woman 1800 - Present Ref AG10 .P37 1977

American Indian Quotations Ref PN6018.4 .A43 1996

`¯Olelo no`eau: Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings PN6519 .H4 P84

Complete Speaker's and Toastmaster's Library PN 4121 B68

Statistics - Again, many sources, but here are a few helpful ones:

Time Almanac Ref AY .I55 2001

Statistical Abstract of the United States Ref HA202 .U58 2000

Images