Q. How do I cite a speech?

Answer

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.

Thank you for using ASK US.

For more questions about APA, visit the APA Help guide or contact your Campus Library/ARC.

Topics

  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
  • Views 8462
  • Answered By Baker Librarians

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 9   1

We'll answer you within 3 hours M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.