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Books, journals, & videos at Rohrbach Library
Rohrbach Library has a variety of materials that can help you improve your speechmaking techniques. This list from the online catalog shows a glimpse of the wealth of books and videos available about public speaking.
Be aware that the many search options in the library's online catalog can save you time: you can, for example, use Set single limit to restrict your results to only videos, or only reference books.
Catalog searches on your topic can lead you toward resources that speak to your specific research interests. These might include journals, e-journals, and videos as well as books; all are listed in the online catalog.
Browsing the shelf area of a book that resonates with your interests is a potent discovery technique. The catalog necessarily holds finite information about each book, so a concept that is invisible to a catalog search may well be in a book on the shelves. Sometimes looking through the index of a book is the best path to the information you seek.
Another powerful option is now available: When you find a possibly relevant book in the catalog, see if there's a link, near the bottom of the page to "About This Book" information. That takes you to Google Books, where you may be able to see the pages and do word searches within the full text of the volume.