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Speeches - How to Find Them: Speeches in Publications

Gives information on how to find printed, online text, or video speeches by notable persons.

Speeches in Books

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In Chemeketa Library's Reference Collection

Speeches in Magazines

Vital Speeches of the Day

  • A monthly magazine that gives the texts of recent, notable American speeches
  • Chemeketa has from 1975 to the present.
  • Current year is in the Periodicals Collection
  • Previous Years in General Collection at 808.85 V83
  • Indexed in Academic OneFile; in full text from January 1, 1993 - July 15, 2002
  • Use link above to connect; use the Search within Publication space  to search only in the magazine:


Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

  • Not all articles are speeches, but most are speeches by the U.S. President.
  • Chemeketa does not subscribe to the paper version. Full text articles are available on the Web on Gov Info, or
  1. search the Compilation by going to the Gov Info Advanced Search.
  2. Under Refome by Collection, check off "Compilation of Presidential Documents."
  3. Under Selected Collections, click on "All Collections" and click the Remove button
  4. Put a key word or phrase in the Search In space.