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Communication Source This link opens in a new window
This database houses the major communication journals so is a good place to start for scholarly articles on communication topics. Use subject terms of "political communication," "elections in mass media," "political campaigns," etc. in order to get relevant results.
Includes a speech database with video and transcripts for most entries.
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
An interdisciplinary journal devoted to the history, theory, and criticism of public discourse. Topics include executive leadership, diplomacy, political campaigns, judicial and legislative deliberations, and public policy debate.
From the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, this site features texts of major speeches from every president. Also includes audio and video of more recent presidential speeches.
Vital Speeches of the Day
Find speeches on a variety of political topics from 1934 to today.
U.S. Congressional Record
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. Congress.gov is usually updated the morning after a session adjourns.