Skip to Main Content

Public Speaking: Home

Public speaking resources for the USD Community

Library Workshops

Click here for the Copley Library workshops calendar, which you can also use to register. If you have questions about a workshop please contact the presenter(s). 


Style Guides

Click any of the links below for formatting guidelines.

Note: APA is the standard for Communication Studies at USD.

Welcome to the Public Speaking Guide

This guide is specifically geared towards students in COMM 203 - Public Speaking but may be useful for anyone tasked with preparing an oral presentation. It is designed to give you a start on choosing and researching a topic. Use the tabs above to navigate to the different sections of this guide.

Image: Pixabay

Communication Studies Librarian

Profile Photo
Hugh Burkhart
Copley Library
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Please contact me if you need assistance with finding information or getting help researching for your projects.

For remote consultations and instruction sessions via Zoom, please email