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Advertising Collections from Duke This link opens in a new window
Start here to access collections ranging from historical commercials, to early American advertising (1850-1920), to historic billboard ads and more. From the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University
Persuasive Writing, Speaking, and Fact-Checking Resources
Overview of pros and cons for 43 controversial issues.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a "nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research."
Seeks to "monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.
Gifts of Speech: Woman's Speeches from Around the World
Site hosts nearly 700 speeches from women all over the world.
Urban legend website.
Logical Fallacies (vai OWL at Purdue)
Description of common logical fallacies. Contained within larger discussion of logic used in persuasive writing.