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Communication Sciences and Disorders: Overview

Finding Articles -- Databases for CSD

More ASHA and other CSD Resources

More Useful Databases for CSD

CSD Reference sources


Try out the Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders for your topic.  It has 2014 (publication year) reviews on a wide range of CSD topics.  We have the ebook, plus one in Reference Stacks (1st floor) and one to check out ( RC423 .C24 2014, 3rd floor).

CSD Journals

You can find and access full text of each one using PubMed, CINAHL, Google Scholar or other databases.

Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools (ASHA)

CINAHL link  but I recommend the ASHA Wire link above.

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (ASHA)

CINAHL link  but I recommend the ASHA Wire link above.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer)

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA)

CINAHL link  but I recommend the ASHA Wire link above.

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier)

Dysphagia (Springer)

Journal of Communication Disorders (Elsevier)

ASHA Leader (ASHA -- this one is not peer-reviewed)

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (Elsevier)

Autism (Sage)

Journal of Fluency Disorders (Elsevier)

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Sage)

American Journal of Audiology (ASHA. We only have this on through CINAHL.)

Ear and Hearing (Ovid)

Topics in Language Disorders (Ovid) , also known as Primal Pictures

Anatomy imaging software.

Explaining the Cochrane databases

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews -- These are the Cochrane organization's own systematic reviews.  Full text.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials  -- Change Search Limits to Trials.  Cochrane identifies randomized, controlled trials.  Not full text.

Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Library  This link only works on campus.  But access the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and click on the Cochrane Library logo.  That will take you to the journal version, which I prefer sometimes.

Searching on outcomes

Often when I start on a topic in the health sciences, I am not familiar with treatments and outcomes.  (You might be much more familiar if you're practicing or in a practicum.)  I start by searching for reviews and primary articles on the problem.  The abstracts should include treatments and outcomes.  Once you identify some of the outcomes that make sense for your topic, you can go back and include those in your search.  Studies that focus on important outcomes will be more useful to you.

Example:  For dysphagia, one outcome might simply be weight gain or maintenance.  Others could be some measurement of swallowing ability or even patients' self-assessment.

Here are some categories of outcomes from a book just on Nursing Outcomes

  • Functional status
  • Self-care
  • Symptom management
  • Pain as a symptom outcome
  • Adverse patient outcomes
  • Psychological distress
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Mortality
  • Healthcare utilization

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