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.
- Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
- RJ 50 .A86 2002 (Reference)
- Find brief information by searching &guot;language development&auot; in index. Includes chart on Receptive and Expressive Language Milestones.
- Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment
- RJ 50 .K45 2005 Ref.(Reference)
- Find brief information by searching "language7quot; in index. Includes charts: Normal Speech and Language Development; Early Language Milestone Scale-2 (ELM Scale-2).
- Encyclopedia of Education
- LB 15 .E47 2003 (Reference)
- Eight-volume set. Has one article on "language acquisition".
- Encyclopedia of Psychology
- BJ 31 .E52 2000 (Reference)
- Find excellent, concise articles by searching "language" in the index.
- Encyclopedia of Special Education
- LC 4007 .E53 2000 (Reference)
- Three volumes. Articles include: Expressive Language Disorders, Language Assessment, Language Delays, Language Disorders, and Language Therapy.
- MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
- RC 423 .M56 2004 (Reference)
- One volume. Consists of four sections: Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing.
- Special Educators Complete Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests
- LC 4019 .P53 1998 (Reference)
- Has 10 tests reviewed in section on Speech and Language Assessment, including Test of Language Development-Primary 2 (TOLD-P:2) and Test of Language Development-Intermediate 2 (TOLD-I-2). Does not have actual tests.
- 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 language development.
- the general LC subject heading Children language.
- the LC subject heading for a specific place such as Language 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
- articulation disorders in children
- children with disabilities language
- communicative disorders in children
- deaf children language
- feral children
- language acquisition
- language disorders in children
- Additional Keyword Searches
- language develop?
- wolf child?
- 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 three weeks for books to arrive.
Provide current information
- Library shelves contain more than 1500 bound and current journals.
- Microform (film or fiche) available for periodicals (journals and magazines).
- 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.
- Health & Wellness Resource Center
- Advanced search for "language development" will find outstanding articles from the Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence. Encyclopedia articles include bibliography. 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 in HTML format.
- An excellent source. Some journal articles may overlap results from Academic Search Complete. A citation-only database, although it has numerous links to full-text articles. Database cannot be cited. Cite the database where the article is found.
- ScienceDirect Journals
- Will find many articles, all scholarly and full-text.
- Academic Search Complete
- Covers many disciplines, but good source for "language acquisition" journal articles. Substantial full-text.
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. Citation-only database, but many links to full text. Database cannot be cited. Cite the database where the article is found.
- Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
- Not "journal articles". Dissertations and theses can range from 100 to 400 pages, so excellent sources of in-depth information. Sample search: "language acquisition" in Index Terms AND NOT "second language" in citation and abstract. Alternate sample search: "language development" in Index Terms AND NOT bilingual in citation and abstract.
- ERIC (EBSCO)
- Educational Resources Information Center. Can find journal articles and documents about school-age children. Some overlap with Academic Search Complete.
- Medline (EBSCO)
- International coverage of all aspects of medical information. Can check box for "linked full text". Sample search: "language development" in MH Exact Subject Heading.
- 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. Type in search words, such as language development. After searching, try the View results by databases to see the most hits. Click on SFX to see if full text is available. (Tip: do not use browser's back arrow!)
- 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.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- The professional, scientific, credentialing association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Topic index has link to Speech and Language Development.
- Child Development Institute
- Commercial site. Index has link to "Language Development in Children". Includes chart for stages in language development from ages 6 months to 8 years.
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 (p. 16 of the PDF). 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 most current edition is located at the Reference Desk.
- Additional assistance with citing electronic publications is available from Cornette Library's Citation Basics page.
- Suggestions for improvements?
- Particularly helpful items?
- Please email Linda Chenoweth.