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Speech/Oral Communications

What are library databases?

Library databases collect articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers. The articles contained in each database have been selected by librarians and experts to be credible and authoritative.

Databases are searchable by topic and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection and your valid log-in credentials.

Login to the Library

You will need to login to the library in order to view library databases, your library account, or ebooks.

Borrower ID =
My.Seminole.State login name

last 4 digits of your social security number OR your student ID number

You can also view this 1 minute video tutorial on how to login or call 407.708.2618 for assistance.

Controversial and Social Issues Databases

These databases are the most commonly recommended resources for speech topics, particularly argumentative or position speeches. These databases focus on social issues, but cover a wide range of subjects. 

General and Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases are useful for a large variety of topics that you may wish to research for a speech project. They are especially helpful if you aren't certain where to begin looking for information. 

Specialized Databases

These databases are subject-specific tools that may be of use to your speech topics. Since this is not an exhaustive list, you may also wish to view the entire list of databases arranged by subject here

Google Scholar for Articles

Google Scholar is a repository for citations, e-books, and some full-text academic journals.

Check out this short YouTube tutorial on how to link Google Scholar with the Seminole State library databases.