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Public Speaking (COM 1120): Public Speaking

This guide will help you find resources for your assignments, focusing on informative and persuasive speeches.

Quotation Sources

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

PN6080 .O94 1991

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

PN6080 .O95 2004 

To Find other Quotation books, try searching "Quotations" in the Clark State Catalog box under Find Books on the right.

Sample Speeches

If you need text of some of history's greatest speeches the library has some titles that may be helpful.  Such as

American Speeches

E183 .A498 2006 

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To find others search "Speeches" in the Clark State Catalog Box under Find Books on the right.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a great source for finding ideas! If you choose the Browse Issues tab, you will see a list of hundreds of topics that will give you articles and more.

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Evaluating Resource Quality

This guide from the University of Georgia provides information on what constitutes a reliable resource:

Finding Images

To enhance your presentation, you may wish to use visuals. Here are some of the sources for items that are in public domain. That means you can use them without violating copyright laws or paying a fee to use them.

How to Cite Sources and other Writing Advice

You may also download a copy of the APA Mini-manual.

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