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How Do I Find ~ Oral Communication Resources: Home
About this Guide
The purpose of this guide is to provide resources for finding information to support oral presentations and arguments
Why is Oral Communication Important?
Oral Communication is defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities . . . a prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
Hamilton also values Communication and Expression (expressing oneself with clarity and eloquence, in both traditional and contemporary media, through writing and speaking, and through visual, aural, gestural and other modalities) as part of the College's Purpose and Goals
A statistics portal with data from over 18,000 sources -- private, public, and proprietary from North America, Europe, and Asia. Also included are U.S. industry reports, country reports, and colorful infographics.
All statistics can be downloaded as PowerPoint, Excel, and JPEG files, along with the original source with full citations in APA, Chicago, Harvard, and MLA formats.
Easy access to census data in the form of maps, tables, and reports. data.census.gov resources include 2000 and 2018 census data. 1990 data can be downloaded from the census FTP site. Help: Video Tutorials
Collections of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
America's Historical Imprints
America's Historical Newspapers
American State Papers, 1789-1838
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817
Senate Executive Journals, 1789 - 1980
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps, 1817-1980
Declassified documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Documents include presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters, and other secret material. Coverage: 1942 to present.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format that includes texts, audio, moving images, software, and archived web pages.