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CQ Researcher Online This link opens in a new window
Provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. A wide range of topics are covered, from social and political issues to environment, health, education, crime, climate change, public policy, and science and technology.
Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Presents an array of perspectives on a wide range of topics using fully cited articles, essays, primary documents, biographies, statistics, court cases, profiles of government and special interest groups, websites, and podcasts. Topics cover politics, the environment, health care, education, energy, and much, much more.
Communication & Mass Media Complete This link opens in a new window
Indexes communication and mass-media related journals. Many of the journals are included from their first issues to the present, dating as far back as 1915.
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.
A little motivation...
Public speaking can be a little bit nerve-wracking. Finding an interesting topic, or inspiration from great speakers throughout history, helps. Here are some examples to start with: