Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.
- Excellent place to start research.
- Provide background information.
- Include basic information sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, chronologies, and research guides.
- Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
- P 29 .C64 1987 Ref.
- Includes sections entitled "Child language acquisition" and "Language, brain, and handicap."
- The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
- RC 423 .M56 Ref.
- "Essential information communication sciences and disorders."
- Learning Disabilities Sourcebook
- LC 4705 .L434 1998
- Basic information on a number of learning disabilities including sensory and communication disorders. Information includes statistical and demographic data, explanations of the assessment process, and information on current research initiatives.
- 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 or dysphagia.
- the general LC subject heading deglutition disordersor communicative disorders.
- the LC subject heading for a specific time and place such as deglutition disorders treatment.
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.
- 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.
- Request books not in Cornette Library through the pre-filled Interlibrary loan form. Allow at least two 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 this assignment 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).
- Database citations not in full-text may be located 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 3 weeks for articles to arrive.
Communication Disorders Resources
- CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature
- Mostly citations. Includes links to full-text in all areas of nursing and allied health.
- Medline (EBSCO)
- Citations and full-text for journal articles in the medical sciences and related fields. Much more full-text that the free version, PubMed.
- Academic Search Complete
- Contains abstracts and citations for a broad range of topics, with substantial full-text. Over 3,000 peer-reviewed sources.
- Medline - PubMed
- Free interface to Medline, produced by the United States government through the National Library of Medicine. A citation database with links to some full-text.
- Citations and full-text for journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations related to behavioral sciences. Good source for information on psychological aspects of specific communication disorders.
- Science Direct
- Full-text of articles in many scientific journals. Useful for information on specific communication disorders.
- 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, or
- 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" form 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.
- Combined Health Information Database
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
- Searchable lists of annotated web sites, discussion lists, and electronic journals that have met specific selection criteria.
- Scout Report Archives
- Scholarly. Keyword or advanced search. Results listed by relevance.
- INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
- Scholarly. Keyword search or browse by general subject area. Can limit to free sites.
- ipl2 - "Information You Can Trust" (merger of Internet Public Library and Librarians' Index to the Internet)
- General public interest. Keyword search, or browse by general topic and subtopic.
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)
a serious offense that can result in failure or expulsion.
- So that others can verify the information.
- To assist others in doing their own research.
- Dr. Viswanath requires you to use Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- A copy of this manual is located at the Reference Desk.
- Additional assistance is available from our Citation Basics web page.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.