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These reference materials present overviews and background information, define terms and concepts, and suggest more in-depth readings. Use reference books to begin your research or to clarify terms that you don't understand.
|MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders||
RC423 .M56 2004 REF
|Concise Encyclopedia of Language Pathology||
RC423 .C656 1999 REF
|Handbook of learning disabilities||
LC4704 .H364 2013 REF
|Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5)||
RC455.2.C4 D536 2013 REF
|Terminology of communication disorders : speech-language-hearing||
RC423 .N52 2004 REF
|Hegde's PocketGuide to assessment in speech-language pathology*||RC423 .H38286 2008 REF|
|Hegde's PocketGuide to communication disorders*||RC423 .H38287 2008 REF|
|Hegde's PocketGuide to treatment in speech-language pathology*||RC423 .H38288 2008 REF|
*Copies of these three titles are in the main book stacks and can be checked out!
McCartney Library subscribes to several databases that contain articles related to communication disorders. See the database descriptions below to decide which database to search.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
This large multi-disciplinary database is probably the best place to start looking for articles on communication disorders. When you search this database, you are searching hundreds of journals at once, including most of the ASHA journals.
CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost)
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature covers the fields of healthcare and medicine with scholarly journal articles, care sheets, and quick facts. Include the full text of many ASHA journals as well as others dealing with speech disorders.
Communication Source (EBSCOhost)
Scholarly articles, conference papers, trade periodicals, magazines relating to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields. Many articles available full-text. A specialized thesaurus helps correlate related material and facilitates browsing by topic.
Education Source (EBSCOhost)
Education Source covers topics related to all levels of education, including articles related to communication disorders in children or working with speech in schools.
This database provides articles related to the psychology of communication disorders. For more information on searching the Psychology databases, check out our Psychology Research Guide.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) journals will be a key resource for your research. You can search them all at once in the Academic Search Complete database, or on the ASHA website. Below we describe how to locate the full text articles for each journal.
Search MacCAT for books that McCartney Library owns.
|Looking for ...||Type in search box||Select search type||Example|
|Works by a particular author||Last name, first name||Author Search||Wigg, Elisabeth|
|A book||Title of book (don't include a, an, or the if it's the first word)||Title Search||MIT encyclopedia of communication disorders|
|communicative disorders||Subject Heading Search||Communicative disorders--Genetic aspects
(click on a relevant topic to see titles)
[keyword] and [keyword]
|Keyword Boolean Search||aphasia
aphasia and treatment
Once you find one useful book, browse the shelves nearby. Books are shelved together by topic, so you may find additional relevant material.
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