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Communication Disorders & Sciences

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SEARCHING FOR BOOKS
Using Advanced Search
Using the "Books & Movies" tab, select "Advanced Search".



Use the "Advanced Search" page to select limiters.





Once you get your results, you can limit your results further by using the options on the right-hand side.

Searching for Journal Articles
Choosing Databases
Go to the library's home page at http://www.library.eiu.edu.  Go to the Resources by Subject tab and choose Communication Disorders & Sciences




On the Communication Disorders & Sciences database page, click on the Selected EBSCO Databases for Communication Disorders & Sciences link.


Click on Continue to begin the search process
Finding Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Article
Enter your search terms


After you get a list of results

You may limit your search to scholarly/peer reviewed articles or limit by publication date


Other limits allow you to find articles based on speciifc research methodologies

Other Helpful Resources
To access these resources select:
  • Research by Subject
  • Communication Disorders & Sciences

Databases Tab
--JSTOR
--SpringerLink
--PubMed

Ebooks Tab
--R2 Speech Therapy
--R2 Otorhinolaryngology

Reference Tab
--Sage Knowledge E-Reference Collection
InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
You can get books from other libraries.  Here's how:

--From the library homepage, select the "Books and Movies" tab above the main search bar.

--Click on the "I-Share" link underneath the main search bar

--Conduct your search as usual

--When you find a book you want, click on its title to bring up the full record.  Click on the "Request 1st Available" tab and follow the on-screen instructions to have it delivered to the Booth Library circulation desk.

If you are a first time user, you will have to create an I-Share account using your library ID number (located on the lower right hand corner of your Student ID)
Get Full Text

When looking up articles in a database, clicking on the "Get Full Text" icon will take you to the full text of the article, help you find a print version of the article in the library catalog or give you the option to request the article from another library if Booth doesn't have access to the article (this request is also called InterLibrary Loan or ILL).

For more information, visit this page about "Get Full Text" and see examples of how it works.
Save it For Later
All EBSCO databases allow you to save your search history to return to later.  Also, you can create email alerts when new articles on your topic appear.

Click on Sign In and create an account to use these features.

Don't Give Up!
Remember: Don't give up with just one search attempt!  Be creative with your search terms.  Use synonyms or search more broadly.  Many times you'll find book that deal with a broad topic of which your subject is a subdivision.  In that case, you'll need to look at the books' chapter headings and index for your specific topic.
Subject Specialist
Karen Whisler
Communication Disorders Librarian
klwhisler@eiu.edu
271-581-7551

Reference Desk 217-581-6072
Email the Reference Desk