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ENGL 250 - Vonder Haar
FLITE subscribes to several databases which provide articles originially published in magazines, journals, and newspapers that are not freely available on the Web. Remember that if you want to use FLITE databases from off-campus, click here for instructions on how to log-in.
Facts on File
Go to the Historic Documents section under Special Features and look up speeches by the person's last name. See also the 2008 Presidental Election Guide for speeches made by this year's candidates.
With over 65 million articles, General OneFile is a great starting point for finding articles about political language.
Access World News
Access World News contains the full-text of nearly 1700, mostly English-language, news sources from around the world, with coverage for most beginning in the 90s or 00s. Recent American icons may be found in this resource.
Historical New York Times
Covering every issue of the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 through December 31, 2004, this fascinating database allows you to read about history as it happens. It contains articles, editorials, ads, and obituaries. Historic American icons can be searched here. Through Ferris you can also access the historical newspapers for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
*Click here to access a guide on using Historical Newspapers.
Search the Online Catalog using a Keyword Search. Use speeches and the last name of the person you're interested in to find book containing the text of speeches by that person.
A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Call Number: E 185.97 .K5 A5 2001 (Lower Level)
The Greatest Speeches of President John F. Kennedy
Call Number: J 82 .D9 2000 (3rd floor)
RFK: Collected Speeches
Call Number: E 840.8 .K4 1993 (Lower Level)
Richard M. Nixon: Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids
Call Number: E 838.5 .N57 (Lower Level)
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Call Number: E 185.97 .K5 A25 1991(Lower Level)
Citation Style Guide: APA (PDF)
An online version of an APA Quick Reference handout which provides the citation style for several basic types of sources, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
RefWorks is an online research management tool that allows users to create personal bibliographic databases and use them for a variety of research activities. References are quickly and easily imported from text files or online databases and records can be formatted in hundreds of output styles from APA, MLA, Chicago etc.
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Last update: October 13, 2008