Q. How do I cite a speech?


To cite the speech it depends on where you read or heard it.  


Speech from a website:

King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). I have a dream. Retrieved from ...website.

Speech from a library database:

King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). I have a dream. Retrieved from American History Online 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: President Roosevelt's speech 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:

Howe, G. (2017, October 16). Rally for Michigan. Speech presented at Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

Speech from television:

West, K. (2018, November 20). Speech on immigration reform [Television Broadcast]. Detroit, MI: ABC News.

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


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