Skip to main content

CSD Library Resources

Where to Start

There are a number of databases to use to find journal articles related to Speech and Hearing.

A good place to start is one of the subject databases, depending on what your topic of research is.

  • ERIC, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Ageline, Sociological Abstracts, Biological Abstracts  - Note the subject headings used in your topic area.

Next expand your search in one of the multi-disciplinary citation databases (there is no full-text within these databases but they will link out to our other sources to retrieve full text.

  • Web of Science or Google Scholar.

Depending on your topic, you may want to try the other groups of databases.

  • LLBA,  speechBYTE.

Sometimes the information on your topic is "published" in a dissertation.  Search the following: Most of the dissertaions are full-text.

  • Dissertations & Theses.

Finally check out some of the multidisciplinary databases. 

  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier.

Which TOPICS are you searching for information about?

Pediatric Speech/Language/Cognition:

Adult Speech/Language/Cognition:

Feeding & Swallowing across the lifespan:

Systematic Reviews across the lifespan:

Information about specific measurement/assessment tools:

Speech and Hearing Databases/Indexes

You can quickly and easliy find articles on a given subject by searching these databases. You may be prompted to enter your PuNET ID and password if accessing these databases from off campus.

Major Citation Databases

Expand your search by using these databases to link to references.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Scholarly, Professional, Popular?

The first thing you should do when you have a research assignment is figure out what types of article sources are required or allowed. Some professors require you to use only scholarly peer-reviewed journals while others might let you use professional journals (also known as trade journals.

Scholarly article - written by an expert in the field and reviewed by peers who are experts in the same area. In many databases, you can limit your search to scholarly, peer-reviewed or refereed journals to weed out any non-scholarly content.

Professional/trade article - Trade or professional journals can have articles written by experts in the field or by staff writers. The articles are only reviewed by editors for style, so they go through a less rigorous review process. The articles often do not contain reference lists.

Popular journals - Written for a general audience rather than for professionals or scholars. Examples include The New Yorker, People, and Rolling Stone.