Communication Sciences and Disorders
Finding Research Articles
Purpose of this page:
This page was created by Alexander Goberman, Ph.D. to help BGSU students find research articles within Communication Sciences and Disorders and related fields. Some of the links on this page may only be accessible from BGSU computers.
Searching for articles using research databases:
All of the databases listed below are searchable. You can enter any combination of keywords, authors, dates, or journal names to access journal article listings. All databases should provide you with article abstracts. In addition, some databases will give you links to electronic copies of the articles. Note that sometimes Medline via PubMed will give you more / different articles than Medline via the BGSU databases.
- Medline access via PubMed: http://www.pubmed.com
- BGSU Database listing: http://maurice.bgsu.edu/search/y
The following research databases are useful in finding research related to Communication Disorders. These can all be accessed via the above BGSU database listing.
- MEDLINE (Medical)
- CINAHL (Allied Health)
- PsychINFO (Psychology)
- LLBA (Language and Linguistics)
- ERIC (Education)
- Compendex (Medical - Biology)
Searching for full-text articles:
It is also possible to search directly for full-text, on-line articles. You should be able to view these articles on your computer, save these articles to your computer or to a disk, or print the entire article. To view these articles, you may need to to have Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader installed on your computer (free at http://www.adobe.com).
- BGSU E-Journal Site: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/page40089.html
This site gives you the option to search by journal title or subject only. You should find articles through databases first, then see if they exist here.
- OhioLINK E-Journal Site: http://etexta.ohiolink.edu/cgi-bin/search.pl?template_search_form.advanced=
This site allows you to use keyword, author, or journal title searches. At BGSU, you should have access to all articles that come up in searches here.
- Academic Search Premier: http://maurice.bgsu.edu/search/y
Click on "Academic Search Premier" for a useful E-journal searcher. You can also search within the full-text of articles using this site (click on "also search within the full-text of the articles"), in addition to being able to browse journal issues (click on publications).
- E-Journal Finder: http://www.ohiolink.edu/resources/ejournals.php
If you have the name of a journal, and you want to find out if we have full-text access to that journal, you can use this web site. From here, you can browse our electronic holdings for that journal, or look for a specific article by year and volume.
How to get articles:
If you are not able to get full-text access to an article, you have a few different methods to acquiring the article.
- Go to the BGSU Library site (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/), and check if the journal is here by searching in the library catalog http://maurice.bgsu.edu/screens/opacmenu.html. Some CDIS journals are in the Main Library (Jerome), and some are in the Science Library (Ogg).
- If the journal is not on-line, and it is not owned by BGSU, you should be able to get access to the article via Inter-Library Loan (https://bgsu.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html). Undergraduate students do not have access to this system, and must request articles through their faculty research advisors, or at the library reference desk.
If you are need more help with finding articles, or using the libraries at BGSU, see the following links.