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Communication Sciences and Disorders: Library Databases

A guide to resources and research in communication sciences and disorders

Health Resources

PubMed is the largest biomedical bibliographic database in the world. PubMed offers more than 25 million references include MEDLINE citations plus citations of journals/manuscripts deposited in PubMed Central and NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) bookshelf. Use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Terms and Limits to focus your search.

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine (NLM) journal citation database. Started in the 1960s, it now provides more than 22 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles back to 1946. MEDLINE includes citations from more than 5,600 scholarly journals published around the world. MEDLINE uses the NLM controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), to index citations.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 580 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 615 journals.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines, searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books.

MedOne ComSci
Thieme eCommunicationScience is an online reference resource for audiologists and speech language pathology information. The database offers access to Thieme's library of audiology and speech language pathology e-books, cases, images and video, and e-journals.

Language Development, Psychology and Education Databases

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Provides access to citations and abstracts of books and book chapters, dissertations, and articles culled from over 1300 scholarly journals in the fields of linguistic research, language research, and research in the areas of speech, hearing, and language pathology. The database contains over 300,000 records ranging from 1973 to the present. This database also includes the Thesaurus of Linguistic Indexing Terms.

PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. This is an excellent source for articles on human development and behavior. All records indexed using the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
ERIC®, the Educational Resource Information Center, is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.

General /Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-discipline, full text database. Areas of study include social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

ProQuest Research Library
This multiple discipline database covers almost all areas of study and includes journal, magazine, newspaper and newsletters.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities,

Digital Dissertations/ ProQuest Dissertations &Theses Global
A comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works.