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Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Britannica Online Academic Edition: A full-text encyclopedia with video, maps, & more.

nullFilms On Demand: academic, documentary and archival films; search for “public speaking” for related full-length video and clips.

nullNexis Uni: Features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources – including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

nullNewswires (AP, UPI, etc.): Near real-time access to top world-wide news sources.

nullGale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

nullCQ Researcher: In-depth, non-biased full-text reports on topics and issues in the news.

nullGale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

nullNewspaper Source Plus: Articles from over 285 regional, national, international newspapers, & TV transcripts.

nullOxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

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null Browse communication videos from the Films on Demand database.

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Web Resources

Finding Your Unique Authentic Voice, an interview with Norma Hollis, “America’s Leading Authentic Voice Doctor.”

Public Speaking Tips, From Toastmasters International; also check out their resources and publications (some resources are available only to members, but many are FREE!

Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University, provides over 50 years of public opinion survey results, including opinion polls on important social issues.

TED: Ideas worth spreading: “Riveting talks by remarkable people,” offers video of talks on numerous topics, searchable by theme, speaker, etc. Search for “filter bubbles” for an interesting talk on Internet search personalization by Eli Pariser, author of the book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You.

Shelf Resources (RPCC Library - Gonzales Campus)

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)


Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf Number

HF 5717 to HF 5734.7 – Business communication.

HF 5718 – Business communication; business presentations.

P 87 to P 96 – Communications. Mass media.

P 94.7 – Interpersonal communication.

P 95 to P95.6 – Oral communication. Speech.

PN 4001 to PN 4355 – Oratory. Elocution.

PN 4121 to PN 4129 – Public speaking.

PN 4197 – Exercises. Voice and diction.