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Communication Sciences and Disorders: Find Information
This is a guide which will provide resources for Communication Disorders and Speech Language Disorders
The goal of ASHA's Practice Portal is to facilitate clinical decision making and increase practice efficiency for audiologists and speech-language pathologists by providing resources on clinical and professional topics and linking to available evidence.
Information and resources about infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities created for students, parents, educators, service providers, or grantees from the Department of Education and IDEA grantees.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.
PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
With full-text access to 350 journals and coverage dating as far back as 1915, Library Journal claims that CMMC is one of the most robust databases available for communication studies.
Databases for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Trials
The following databases contain systematic reviews (a type of literature review that collects all the studies on a selected topic that meet a certain criteria and synthesizes the findings) and clinical trials to provide evidence-based treatment information.
The following databases are multidisplinary, meaning, you'll likely find something relating to your topic within these databases but it may not always be from the angle of your discipline or area of study. Use these if you're looking for general information, if your topic isn't super specialized within your field, or if multiple perspectives could benefit your research.
Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
A multi-disciplinary database with many full-text, scholarly articles back to 1999, and citations/abstracts prior to 1999.
Databases with Reference E-books and Background Information
The following databases can provide a solid background of information on your topic. The databases listed include e-books which might contain a chapter or a whole book on your topic, or reference collections which are encyclopedias or other reference materials that contain generally accepted knowledge in the field.
A comprehensive online medical resource providing a complete spectrum of knowledge including: full-text medical textbooks, an integrated drug database, examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, diagnosis tools, quick reference, self assessment modules and more. Create a Free MyAccess account to access full features.
ProQuest Ebook Central is a highly interactive ebook database that covers all academic subject areas. The collection currently includes more than 186,000 titles from more than 280 of the world's leading academic, STM, and professional publishers. Install Adobe Digital Editions to download and read ebooks offline on your laptop or on your iOS or Android device. You will also need to create a free Adobe ID account to read the book.
*Includes Academic Complete
Over 1200 cross-searchable reference e-books on a wide variety of subjects.
Resources for Finding Theses and Dissertations
You might want to consider looking at a Master's thesis or a dissertation on your topic to see what has been else has been written (and maybe not yet published in scholarly journals) or to find references to other relevant articles through the citations listed on the thesis or dissertation article.
The Master's Theses Collection contains nearly 3000 manuscripts from 1930 through the present.
Perhaps your topic or your audience pertains to the educational environment (ex. school-aged children, hearing screenings in schools, etc.). The following databases might help you apply the literature from Education journals to your topic in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) contains scholarly articles and documents sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education, with the advantages of the EbscoHost search interface, more full-text, and the ability to search other databases at the same time.
Combines content from other education databases such as Education Full-Text, Teacher Reference Center, and Professional Development Collection into one source.
Maybe your topic has a psychological component to it (ex. treating patients on the autism spectrum). The following databases might help you apply the literature from Psychology journals to your topic in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Provides reviews, information on reliability and validity, administration instructions, descriptions and publishers of tests used in psychology and other social sciences. Does not include copies of the test itself.
Millions of article citations, some with links to the complete article. To find complete articles, check the box for "Linked Full-Text" under Limit Results on the search page. Covers psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, social work, pharmacology, medicine, law, and education.
Books: Relevant Call Numbers
Books and journals related to Communication Science and Disorders can be found in the following call number areas:
Common Call Numbers
Call Number Range
Neurology: Diseases of the Nervous System
RC 423 Communication Disorders
RC 424 Stuttering
RC 425 Aphasia
Ear, Nose & Throat
RF 110-320 Otology - Diseases of the Ear
RF 341-437 Rhinology - Diseases of the Nose, Accessory Sinuses and Nasopharynx
RF 460-547 Laryngology - Diseases of the Throat
Pediatrics: Mental Disorders - Child Psychiatry
Other Call Numbers to Consider
Psychology: Language and Speech
Theory & Practice of Education: School Health Services
Social Aspects of Education: Language and Learning
Language & Literature: Early Language Acquisition/Emergent Lexicon
Brief explanation of call numbers by Angelo State University.
Searching the Library Catalog for Children's Books
The Juvenile Collection at Forsyth Library is located on the second level. To see a complete listing of what's available use the steps below:
From the library homepage, search the catalog for "Juvenile"
Use the sidebar and apply the following filters:
Show Only: Available in the Library
Resource Type: Books
Location: Juvenile Easy - Second Level (beginning level/picture books) OR Location: Juvenile Dewey - Second Level (children's books of higher levels)
Click on the book title to read the description, request the book for pickup, or view the call number
Locating Children's Books on the Shelves: Dewey Decimal System
The Juvenile Collection uses the Dewey Decimal System. Items are organized by subject, starting with broad topic areas and getting more specific, so like items will usually be shelved together. This can be helpful when you want to browse topics, but always check the online catalog to direct you to a specific item.
Each call number in this collection begins with a J, to indicate it is part of the Juvenile Collection. It is then followed by a call number. The collection is organized by subject, indicated by the first number.
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts
800 Literature & rhetoric
900 Geography & history
Using Microfilm Resources
The microfilm collection is located in the lower level of Forsyth Library.
Search the library catalog to find the call number of the microfilm spool you are looking for then locate it in the microfilm cabinets.
The above video can help you with learning to use the microfilm readers.
Microfilm pages must be saved as pdfs to the computers located on the lower level and then emailed to yourself in order to print them. Directions on saving microfilm pages as pdfs can be found in the blue binder next to the computers.