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Browse the Print Book Collection

Our books are arranged in Library of Congress call number order.  If you want to browse our public speaking collection you will want to be in the following call number ranges:

P87-96 Communication. Mass media

P94.7 Interpersonal communication

P95-95.6 Oral communication. Speech

PN4001-4355 Oratory. Elocution, etc.

PN4071-4095 Study and teaching

PN4177-4191 Debating

PN4199-4321 Recitations (in English)

PN4331-4355 Recitations in foreign languages

Bearcat Search



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Topic Selection and Research Resources

Picking a Topic

Evaluate Web Sources using the CRAAP Test


The Demonstrative Speech

When brainstorming a speech idea for the demonstrative speech you may want to think about how you would complete the following sentences:

I could demonstrate how to make...

I could show someone how to use...

I could teach the class how to do...


I could demonstrate...

How  ______works

How  _______ is done, produced or made

Citation Help

Need help with citations? It's always best to go to the source. Check out our Citation Resources page.

If you need one-on-one assistance, contact the Lander University Writing Center for an appointment.