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.
- Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment
- RJ 50 .K45 2005 Ref.(Reference)
- Find brief information by searching "language" in index. Includes charts: Normal Speech and Language Development; Early Language Milestone Scale-2 (ELM Scale-2).
- Encyclopedia of Psychology
- BJ 31 .E52 2000 (Reference)
- Has excellent article and bibliography for "Play Therapy".
- Encyclopedia of Special Education
- LC 4007 .E53 2000 (Reference)
- Three volumes. Articles include: Language Assessment, Language Delays, and Play 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 communication disorders intervention.
- the general LC subject heading communicative disorders.
- the LC subject heading for a specific place such as communicative 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
- communicative disorders in infants
- deaf children language
- language acquisition
- language disorders in children
- speech disorders in children
- speech therapy for children
- Additional Keyword Searches
- language develop?
- 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.
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health. Citation-only database, but many links to full text. Has option for "Evidence Based Practice" articles. Has alternate option for "Research Article".
- An excellent source. Some journal articles may overlap results from Academic Search Premier. A citation-only database, although it has numerous links to full-text articles.
- Academic Search Complete
- Covers many disciplines, but good source for speech therapy journal articles. Substantial full-text.
- 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.
- ERIC (EBSCO)
- Educational Resources Information Center. Can find journal articles and documents about school-age children. Some overlap with Academic Search Premier.
- Health & Wellness Resource Center
- Articles from nursing, medicine, and allied health sources for professionals and consumers. Most available in HTML full text. Has a good online encyclopedia.
- Medline (EBSCO)
- International coverage of all aspects of medical information. Citations and full-text of articles received by the National LIbrary of Medicine. Much more full text through EBSCO than the free PUBMED version..
- 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!)
- ScienceDirect Journals
- Any articles will be scholarly and full-text. 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
- 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.
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.
- Ms. Howell requires you to use the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- A copy of the most recent 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.