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CQ Researcher Online
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.
Presents both sides of complex "hot topic" issues using articles, essays, primary documents, biographies of social activists and reformers, statistics, court case overviews, profiles of government and special interest groups, web-sites, and podcasts.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
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: