Renton Technical College Library

Humanities Links


American Sign Language


Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms

Over 1200 ASL terms.  Entries include descriptions of the sign, drawings, and in some cases, a video clip. 



Children's Literature


Literary and Related Awards

Links to the official web pages of the major American awards for children's literature.



Find a book or hear a story!


Cooperative Children's Book Center

Book lists for various age groups and interests, plus information on authors and illustrators, coverage of intellectual freedom issues and more.


Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature

Information on over 6,000 books for children aged birth to twelve.  Book in this database have won awards in  the US, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or  Ireland. You can search for titles several different ways, including by child's age, by gender of protagonist, by historical era, by genre of story, awards won, as well as by name of author or illustrator.


Speech Communication


Allyn & Bacon Public Speaking Website

An excellent tutorial on public speaking. Click on Assess, Analyze, Research, Organize, Deliver, and Discern for tips on these steps to a successful speech.


Big Dog's Leadership Page - Presentation Skills

Includes tips on voice and body language, and dealing with audience questions.


The History Place - Great Speeches Collection

The text of many notable speeches.  From Napoleon to Susan B. Anthony to Richard Nixon.


How to Conquer Public Speaking Fear

Afraid of speaking in public?  Review these tips to conquer your fear.


Renton Technical College Program Pages

Basic Studies Program



Videos in the Library


Videos on sign language.


Videos on public speaking.



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