The databases below are a good place to start your research for Communication Sciences and Disorders. Most of the databases have a medical or nursing focus and contain mainly scholarly articles.
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.
For more information and details about evidence based practice, refer to the Evidence Based Practice research guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This interactive tutorial will walk you through the basic features of the Library Catalog.
Text source: Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Books and journals related to Communication Science and Disorders can be found in the following call number areas:
|Subject||Call Number Range|
Neurology: Diseases of the Nervous System
Ear, Nose & Throat
|RJ 499-507||Pediatrics: Mental Disorders - Child Psychiatry|
|BF 251||Psychology: Hearing|
|BF 455||Psychology: Language and Speech|
|LB 3401-3495||Theory & Practice of Education: School Health Services|
|LC 4028||Social Aspects of Education: Language and Learning|
|P 118||Language & Literature: Early Language Acquisition/Emergent Lexicon|
|QM 251-265||Human Anatomy: Organs of Respiration and Voice|
|QM 507||Human Anatomy: Sense Organs - Ear|
|QP 306||Physiology of Voice and Speech|
|QP 461-471||Neurophysiology: Hearing - Physiological Acoustics|
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:
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.