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COM 414: Famous Speeches: African-American Speakers (VanderHaagen)

UNLV Libraries & web resources for COM 414 projects.

Biographical Resources

Some General Starting Points for Your Research

When was your speech first presented? One of the best places to get a sense of the time period is through newspapers.  UNLV Libraries has a wide selection of newspaper databases going back centuries through today, including some specific African American historic newspapers.

You will be able to find a wide variety of rhetorical analyses & criticisms, along with a wide variety of resources about the speaker on the Library's QuickSearch (on the home page), in the library catalog, and in UNLV Libraries databases such as Communication & Mass Media Complete, Communication Studies, ComAbstracts, and JSTOR.

You may also want to try Google Scholar to expand your search to a wider variety of disciplines at once.

UNLV Libraries Newspaper & Journal Databases

Speech Websites & African American-Related Digital Collections

Speaker Resources

Subject Guide

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