Q. How do I cite a speech?
To cite the speech it depends on where you read or heard it. Here are some examples:
Speech from a website:
King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). I have a dream. Retrieved from http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm
Speech from a library database:
King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). I have a dream. Retrieved from American History Online (Facts on File) database.
Speech from an e-book:
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech. (2004). In C. Rose (Ed.), American Decades Primary Sources (Vol. 5, pp. 213-215). Detroit, MI: Gale. Retrieved from Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Speech from a print book:
Hillstrom, L. C. (2009). The attack on Pearl Harbor. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics.
In-text it would look like: President Roosevelt's speech to declare war on Japan began, "Yesterday, December 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked" (as cited in Hillstrom, 2009, p. 189).
Speech you heard in person:
Clinton, H. R. (2014, October 16). Rally for Michigan Democrats. Speech presented at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
Speech from television:
Obama, B. (2014, November 20). Speech on immigration reform [Television Broadcast]. Detroit, MI: ABC News.
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