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COM 173: Historic Speeches: Historic Speeches - Articles

Recommended Research Databases

The following databases are recommended to locate commentary, analysis, and historical context of historic speeches.

Here are some suggested keywords or phrases to try:

  • Name of the speaker (ex., Hillary Clinton, Frederick Douglass)
  • Title of the Speech (ex., FDR's First Inaugural Address, Women's Rights are Human Rights) - Pro tip! Use quotation marks if you would like to search for an exact phrase.
  • Other keyword suggestions: Oratory, Rhetoric, Speeches, Communication, Messaging, Addresses, Criticism, Analysis