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August 17, 2007

Policy Debate Resources at your fingertips…

Filed under: Debate,Forensics - General — bk2nocal @ 10:15 pm

As promised – here is the one page of web resources for policy debate.  Enjoy!  If you have questions or additions, please comment or send me an email!  Thanks!

Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA):


National Debate Tournament (NDT):


U. of Vermont’s Debate Central:

This website is a great resource for training tips, online videos, and history of debate.  There are videos of debates from past topics and a ton of links to other debate resources.


Wake Forest’s DRG resources (tons of great policy debate theory essays):


Edebate listserv:  Subscribe by going to

 Debate wikipedia (terms of debate with short explanations):

Set up as a wiki with numerous college coaches/directors contributing, this is a great resource for both students and coaches. 

 Debate Central: is a website which is aimed at high school debaters; however, it offers comprehensive information about debate in general.  It provides resources for research as well as information on current events.

 West Coast Debate Forensics Friend:

This website provides a lot of basic helpers for both coaches and students.  Although aimed at the high school debater/coach, much of the information crosses over well to college.

 National Debate Coaches Association:

This site includes an OPEN ACCESS EVIDENCE DATABASE!  Although designed for the high school program, the evidence will include college files from some summer institutes as well as college programs who are sharing their files.  Instructions for use are included on the webpage URL above in the column on the right.  I have copied them:

To access this server, please visit the following:
Userid: NDCAevidence2007
Password: debate
After logging in, please click on “Projects and Files”, which is 1/3 down the page. You will see each institute listed and the number of files that have currently been uploaded. 
 Sue Peterson’s CEDA Mentoring blog: started this blog over the summer and plan to start posting on a regular schedule during the school year.  Requests for information can be submitted to me at the email address above and I will do my best to get the information and respond via a blog post, as you probably are not the only person with that question!   



  1. do you know if any debate groups do social bookmarking? here is a neat video about social bookmarking:

    Comment by kevin — August 28, 2007 @ 9:33 am | Reply

  2. […] wanted to update the previous list of resources that I provided on this blog with some additional resources that have appeared online since then.  […]

    Pingback by Another Season, Another Set of Resources for Policy Debate « Its debatable…Speak Up! — September 7, 2009 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

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