The interdisciplinary nature of Communication requires researchers to use a variety of databases. Below are the databases we find that students studying Rhetoric use most frequently, but there are many other possibilities depending on your topic. If you are unsure about what database to use, PLEASE....Ask a Librarian.
To find books in our library, use the Online Catalog. Call numbers for Rhetoric and Public Speaking resources are in various places including P301s, PN170 - 190 and elsewhere. These are on the 5th floor of the Reynolds wing. Public Speaking books are in the PN4100s. Some books on rhetoric may be shelved with other disciplines. Books on womens' rhetoric, for example, may be with the Womens' Studies books, etc.
Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a reference book available online.
Rhetoric and Public Speaking materials have P call numbers and are concentrated on Reynolds 5. This section is divided:
Books containing speeches can best be found doing a catalog search for a subject or name and adding 'Speech?' into the search phrase. We have the following Reference Books on Speeches: