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Theatre & Speech Communication

An overview of Theatre & Speech Communication resources available at SSU Library

Databases at SSU Library

This page lists databases available for Speech Communication research at the Salem State University Library. If you access a database from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Your username and password are the same as those used for SSU email and Navigator. To see an alphabetical list of all SSU Library databases, visit A-Z Database List.

General Databases

These databases provide some general information about a wide variety of subjects. These are great places to start research. 

Current Events & Controversial Issues

These databases provide information on current events and controversial issues.

Biography Research

These are useful resources for finding biographical information. 

Speech Transcripts

Looking for transcripts of speeches? SSU Library has full text  of Vital Speeches of the Day going back to 1934! To find it go to the library home page and click on "Journal Title" in the center search box. Type in "Vital Speeches of the Day"  and press go. Look for the database called "Academic Search Premier" in the list of full text databases and click on it. It will open a new window and you can search within Vital Speeches of the Day

Another great source of  speech transcripts is Executive Speeches,  which SSU Library has in full text from 1987-2005. You can follow the same steps to find which databases hold Executive Speeches.