Speech Communication

General Resources

Speech Communication Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • HF 5717 to HF 5734.7 – Business communication.
    • HF 5718 – Business communication; business presentations.
  • P 87 to P 96 – Communications. Mass media.
    • P 94.7 – Interpersonal communication.
    • P 95 to P95.6 – Oral communication. Speech.
  • PN 4001 to PN 4355 – Oratory. Elocution.
    • PN 4121 to PN 4129 – Public speaking.
    • PN 4197 – Exercises. Voice and diction.

Selected Books in the Library

  • Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking, 2nd Edition.
    Call number: PN 4121 .B777 1997
  • Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations,
    Call number: HF 5718.22 .K67 2007
  • The Confident Speaker: Beat Your Nerves and Communicate Your Best in Any Situation,
    Call number: PN 4129.15 .M65 2007
  • Fundamentals of Voice & Diction, 8th Edition.
    Call number: PN 4197 .M38 1988
  • Mastering Public Speaking, 4th Edition.
    Call number: PN 4121 .G719 2001
  • Painless Speaking,
    Call number: P 95 .M333 2003
  • Present Your Way to the Top,
    Call number: HF 5718.22 .D46 2010
  • Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation,
    Call number: PN 4129.15 .M365 2013
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  • Finding Your Unique Authentic Voice, an interview with Norma Hollis, “America’s Leading Authentic Voice Doctor.”
  • Public Speaking Tips, From Toastmasters International; also check out their resources and publications (some resources are available only to members, but many are FREE!
  • Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University, provides over 50 years of public opinion survey results, including opinion polls on important social issues.
  • TED: Ideas worth spreading: “Riveting talks by remarkable people,” offers video of talks on numerous topics, searchable by theme, speaker, etc. Search for “filter bubbles” for an interesting talk on Internet search personalization by Eli Pariser, author of the book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You.

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