CD 4380 (Dr. Viswanath): Introduction to Research in Communication Disorders

Purpose: To acquaint you with materials in Cornette Library and on the World Wide Web that will make research for your assignment easier.

Reference Sources

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.


Journal, Magazine, & Newspaper Articles

Provide current information

How to Access Databases

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.

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Web Sites

Communication Disorders

Web Guides

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.


Citing Your Sources

Why must I cite the sources I use for research projects?

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