Say what?

Say what?

On Saturday, February 12, numerous students from regional counties competed and presented speeches in 14 different categories at an Indiana High School Forensic tournament.  The Library was a venue for Radio and Extemporaneous events and we enjoyed having these students and observing all the academic preparation that is involved.  The photo featured in this blog is Michael Lakes, of Connersville High School, who participated in the U.S. Extemporaneous event.

 michael lakes

The IU East Campus library has several reliable resources available in an electronic format.  Here are links to some journals and databases that college students may find useful for research to prepare to write speeches, papers, or other projects. Also included are links to some e-books on the topics of speech and debate:



 Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)

 CQ Researcher

 Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context


Specific journals (can be found in

 American Speech (Communication and Mass Media Complete in EBSCO)

 Communication Quarterly (ProQuest Central)

 Vital Speeches of the Day (Academic Search Premier in EBSCO)

 Language and Speech (Academic Search Premier in EBSCO)



 Argument and Audience by Daniella Kempf (eBrary)

 Code of the Debater by Alfred Snider (eBrary)

 Debatabase Book: A Must-have Guide for Successful Debate by Robert Trapp (NetLibrary)

 Lend Me Your Ears: All You Need to Know About Making Speeches and Presentations by J. Atkinson (NetLibrary)

 Many Sides : Debate Across the Curriculum by Maxwell Schnurer (eBrary)

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