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Finding video or audio of speeches
Step 1) Check the library catalog
Will hit YouTube and also find videos on other sites.
Finding biographical information about the speaker
Step 1) Look for brief biographies
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
Select a single book to search, or search the content of all WCU-subscribed books.
(Gale Cengage e-books)
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
Search Credo to locate definitions, background information, and biographies from reference e-books in a wide range of subjects
Step 2: Library catalog for books/chapters and streaming videos about the speaker.
Finding commentary/analysis of speeches
Library Search tool
Finding original news coverage
Our Historical Newspaper database includes full coverage of the 1960s through several major US newspapers. Check for possible articles on the speech itself, or more information about your speaker or even events related to the speech.
Tip: Remember that setting a narrow date range is very important in searching this database!
Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating back to the 19th century.
-Chicago Tribune, 1849-1992
-New York Times, 1857-2008
-Philadelphia Tribune, 1912-2001
-Wall Street Journal, 1889-1994