There are several types of information available to Speech students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:
|Books||You can find a good selection of speech/ public speaking books in our collection. A book can provide information about human communication, how to write an effective speech, how to deliver it in front of an audience, as well provide examples of famous speeches.|
|Reference Books||This covers encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches.|
|Articles||Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are useful in finding information to support the main thesis of your speech. Articles from magazines and newspapers can inform you on the latest developments of a current issue, and can provide opinion pieces. Journal articles can offer peer-reviewed, authoritative information about a given topic. ACC databases can help connect you to all these types of articles.|
|Web Sites||The internet can provide a wealth of information, especially from government sources and professional organizations.|
Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.
ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.
Public Speaking for Cardboard-Helps you practice for public speaking events, by providing a photo-realistic environment to train in. Works with Google Cardboard. (Android)
Speeches-Complete list of historical famous speeches. (iOS)
English Speeches-Contains 100 of the most famous speech in the history of English. (Android)
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