Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignments easier.
- Excellent place to start research.
- Provide background information.
- Include basic information sources like dictionaries and encyclopedias.
- Dictionary of Multicultural Education
- LC 1099 .D53 1997(Reference)
- Brief articles on terms such as cultural identity, intercultural communication, and intragroup diversity. Most articles have a short bibliography.
- Encyclopedia of Special Education
- LC 4007 .E53 2000 (Reference)
- Three-volume set. Articles include Cultural Attitudes Towards Special Education, Language Disorders, Limited English Proficiency and Special Education, Linguistic Deviance.
- MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
- RC 423 .M56 2004 (Reference)
- One-volume encyclopedia arranged by sections: Voice, Speech, Language, Hearing. Articles include Language Disorders in Latino Children; Phonology: Clinical Issues in Serving Speakers of African-American Vernacular English; Speech and Language Issues in Children from Asian Pacific Backgrounds. All articles have list of references, some have suggested readings.
- Multicultural Manners: Essential Rules of Etiquette for the 21st Century
- BJ 1854 .D75 2005 (Reference)
- Stories illustrate advice on how to avoid cultural mishaps. Helpful sections include Body Language, Classroom Behavior, Clothing and Jewelry, Colors, Time, and Verbal Expressions.
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
- GN 333 .W67 1998 (Reference)
- Four-volume set. Entries such as Zambians include topics such as language, religion, interpersonal relations, living conditions, family life, education, cultural heritage, work, and social problems.
- Cornette Library's online catalog
- Includes books, government documents, videos, journal titles, etc. available throughout the Library. Suggested searches include:
- a keyword search for your subject, such as communication disorders.
- the general LC subject heading communicative disorders.
- the LC subject heading for a specific place such as communicative disorders in children United States.
To determine the most appropriate subject headings for your search, refer to the red Library of Congress Subject Headings near the Reference computers in the Library or search the online Library of Congress Authorities Catalog.
- Additional Subject Searches
- body language cross cultural studies
- communicative disorders cross-cultural studies
- cross-cultural comparison
- cultural characteristics
- facial expression cross-cultural studies
- ethnic groups
- gesture cross cultural studies
- human behavior cross-cultural studies
- intercultural communication
- nonverbal communication cross-cultural studies
- speech disorders
- speech therapy
- transcultural medical care
- transcultural nursing
- Online catalog for libraries around the world.
- Lists Cornette Library books along with many more in other libraries.
- Search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
- Excellent source for locating items not in Cornette Library's collection.
- Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two to three weeks for the books to arrive.
Provide current information
- Library shelves contain more than 1500 bound and current journals.
- Microform (film or fiche) available for dozens of leading newspapers, as well as other periodicals.
- Databases index articles found in journals and magazines.
- Citation only
- Citation and a short summary of the article (abstract)
- Full text
- General, covering many kinds of topics, and specialized, for specific disciplines
- For your research, be sure to use scholarly sources, not general interest magazines. The differences are important, for citation and for evaluating reliability.
How to Access Databases
- On-campus: In the library or HELC.
- Off-campus: Login with your Buff Advisor username (for example, js123456) and your Buff Advisor password (for example, buffaloes).
- Some citations in databases will not link to the full-text. The articles might be available elsewhere. Try searching the journal name in Cornette Library's online catalog or the list of online journals.
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request articles inaccessible through Cornette library. Allow up to 2 weeks for articles (3 weeks for books) to arrive.
- ERIC (EBSCO)
- Educational Resources Information Center. Can find journal articles and documents about school-age children. Some overlap with Academic Search Complete. Many links to full text. Most documents with an "ED" ERIC number are on microfiche in the Periodicals Department.
- Medline (EBSCO)
- International coverage of all aspects of medicine. An excellent source for your research projects. Many links to full text.
- Another excellent source. Many journal articles overlap results from Academic Search Premier. A citation-only database, although it has numerous links to full-text articles. Database should not be cited. Cite the database where the article is found.
- Academic Search Complete
- Covers many disciplines. Good source for journal articles. Substantial full-text.
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. Citation-only database. Many links to full text. Database should not be cited. Cite the database where the article is found.
- Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
- Often links to entire full-text of dissertation or thesis. Excellent source of in-depth information.
- Health & Wellness Resource Center
- Although one of the better sources for speech disorders periodicals, it may not be a good choice for this research project. Can limit search to "full text" and "refereed publications" to view only journal articles, but will not find the encyclopedia articles. Most articles are only available in HTML format.
- ScienceDirect Journals
- Although it has a few speech disorders periodicals, it may not be a good choice for this research project. All articles will be scholarly and full-text. The truncation symbol is the exclamation point (!).
- All items will be scholarly and full-text. Look closely for the link to PDF format. Cannot use truncation.
- Web of Science
- Can search both Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index at the same time. Topic search will find citations. Can also do a "Cited Reference Search" to see where one article has been cited by other articles. Use the SFX feature to see if article is available in full text in another database.
- Power Search
- Allows you to search six databases at one time. Cannot limit to full text or scholarly articles. Cannot search phrases. Click on Custom Search tab. Under Choose Databases, select Databases by Category. Under Category, select Communications. Highlight the subcategory Communication Disorders. After searching, try the View results by databases to see the most hits. Click on SFX to see if full text is available.
- Google Scholar
- Not a database. To be effective, search only through the "Quick Links" drop-down menu on the Cornette Library home page. Some articles listed will be available though our databases. These items will state "FULL TEXT@WTAMU". Can search phrases in quotation marks. Cannot limit to journal articles or full text articles.
- Displays in most of our databases. Links from a citation to one or more of the following:
- One or more links to full-text of the cited article
- A link to a pre-set search of the Cornette Library catalog for the cited item
- A link to a pre-filled Interlibrary Loan request form for the article
- A link to various help options
- For more information see the tutorial Using SFX to Link to Articles
- Ask at the Reference Desk (first floor) or Periodicals Desk (second floor).
- Call 651-2215 during the hours Cornette Library is open.
- Use the "Ask A Librarian" page for electronic reference support.
- The World Wide Web is an excellent source of information.
- Not everything found on the Web is accurate.
- You must evaluate information on the Web.
Web Sites for Cultural Issues and Nonverbal Communication
- Center for Nonverbal Studies
- Studies nonverbal communication such as "body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, landscape architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design". Also has link to its Nonverbal Dictionary.
- Communication Development and Disorders in Multicultural Populations: Readings and Related Materials
- From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Has bibliography of suggested readings for related topics.
- Sample MMI Syllabi and Instructional Activities
- From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Has a few sample syllabi such as "Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations". Some syllabi include suggested textbooks and a short reading list.
Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?
- To give credit to the author of the information you use.
- To avoid plagiarism (WTAMU Code of Student Life: Appendix I-Academic Integrity Code) (WTAMU Code of Student Life, Appendix III, pp. 14-16). Plagiarism is a serious offense that can result in a failing grade or worse!
- So that others can verify the information.
- To assist others in doing their own research.
- Dr. Barnes requires you to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- A copy of the 5th edition is located at the Reference Desk.
- Additional assistance with citing electronic publications is available from the APA online site, which is accessible from Cornette Library's Citing Internet and Print Resources page. A short list of some of the most common citation examples are on the Citation Basics page.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.