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An online reference guide for students, faculty, and staff in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department.
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Before You Search

1. Select and understand your research topic and question.
2. Identify the major concepts in your topic and question.
3. Brainstorm potential keywords/terms that correspond to those concepts.
4. Identify alternative keywords/terms (narrower, broader, or related) to use if the first set of words doesn’t work.
5. Determine (Boolean*) relationships between terms.
6. Begin your search (e.g., in the library catalog, electronic databases, Internet).
7. Review your search results.
8. Revise & refine your search based on the initial findings.

*Boolean logic provides three ways search terms/phrases can be combined, using the following three operators: AND, OR, and NOT.


Books and Media

Search the Catalog to find books, media items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), government documents, maps, archival materials, and more at the Mansfield Library.

Search WorldCat to find materials located in libraries worldwide. Request items that the Mansfield Library does not own via Interlibrary Loan.

Use one of the following to locate books published before 1923 (no longer under copyright and freely available): Google Books, Open Library, Project Gutenberg, or The Universal Digital Library.



This guide is being updated! Check back at the end of May.

Full Text Databases

Access full text articles, reports, conference proceedings, systematic reviews, test reviews, and more.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    More than 760 nursing and allied health journals indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature).
  • ASHA Archive
    Archive of ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) journals from 1936 (or 1991 for AJA and AJSLP and 1970 for LSHSS) up to 3 years prior to the current subscription. Locate current articles via CINAHL.
  • Cochrane Library
    Systematic reviews, clinical trials, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trial research documents to provide independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    Comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments (Mental Measurements Yearbook) and a bibliography of commercially available tests (Tests in Print).


Locate information about articles, reports, conference proceedings, systematic reviews, and more.

  • PubMed
    Abstracts and citations to approximately 20 million biomedical literature items from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books; approximately 5,400 journals published in more than 80 countries are included. Coverage is from 1950-present.
  • PsycINFO
    Abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Coverage is from 1806-present.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
    Abstracts and indexes international scholarly literature from over 1,500 serials on all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Coverage is from 1973-present.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes over 1,950 journals from 50 social science disciplines, as well as 3,300 scientific and technical journals, and conference proceedings. Coverage is from 1898-present.
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    Abstracts and citations to educational-related literature from articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, AV, directories, books and more. There are over 1.5 million records in the database. Coverage is from 1966-present.

Background Information

  • MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
    Comprehensive resource organized into four categories: Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing. Each category covers Basic Science, Disorders (nature and assessment), and Clinical Management (intervention issues).

Your Librarian

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Use the main search box on the library homepage to search for access to a specific journal electronicially selecting E-Journals from the Search In pull-down menu.

Research journals published by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) include:

  • American Journal of Audiology
  • Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

This document indicates where to search and find ASHA and NSSHLA journals.

Select other research journals of interest include:
Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology; Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics; Ear and Hearing; International Journal of Audiology; International Journal of Speech Language Pathology; Journal of the American Academy of Audiology; Language and Speech.


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