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An easy way to start searching the Library catalog is to do a keyword search for words that describe your topic. You may need to experiment with keywords to find ones that work for your topic.
Do a keyword search of the Library catalog using words that are specific to your topic. Try using specific keywords, such as proper names, combining several keywords, or using keyword phrases. For example:
- (speech AND language) AND (career* OR job*)
- (speech OR audiol*) AND (therap* OR rehab*)
speech-language pathology; speech therapy; communication sciences and disorders; speech and language development; phonology; morphology; semantics; syntax; pragmatics; voice; fluency; swallowing; children; families; students; speech-language professionals; speech and language research
Or search for specific condition/disease/disorder or therapy/treatment:
stuttering, hearing loss, aphasia, childhood language delays, articulation delays, phonological delays, laryngectomy
language therapy, articulation therapy, phonological therapy, plastic surgery to repair cleft palate, alaryngeal speech rehabilitation, passy muir valves, hearing aids, foreign accent modification
For more tips on creating keyword searches, see the Journal Articles section of this guide
Once you find some items, you can use subject headings to find other items that cover the same topic.
Try these subjects to browse the General and Reference Collections.
|articulation disorders||speech therapy (with subcategories)|
|speech disorders (with subcategories)|
Another strategy is to search by call number. Health-related materials are shelved in the "R" section of libraries that use the Library of Congress classification system. SLP books are located in multiple call number areas.
|Subject||Call Number Range|
|Hearing, Psychology||BF 251|
|Psychology of Language and Speech||BF 455|
|Child Psychology Communication||BF 723.C57|
|School Health Services||LB 3251-3454|
|Language and Learning||LC 4028|
|Early Language Acquisition/Emergent Lexicon||P 118|
|Anatomy and Physiology of Speech||QM 251|
|Human Anatomy - Ear||QM 507|
|Physiology of Aging||QP 86|
|Physiology of Voice and Speech||QP 306|
|Neurophysiology - Hearing - Physiological Acoustics||QP 461 - QP 471|
|Communication Disorders||RC 423|
|Articulation Disorders||RC 424.7|
|Otology - Diseases of the Ear||RF 110 - RF 285|
|Audiology - Hearing Disorders||RF 290 - RF 294|
|Audiology - Special Tests and Methods||RF 294.5|
|Hearing Disorders - Instruments||RF 298 - RF 310|
|Diseases of the Larynx, Vocal Cords. Instrumentation||RF 510|
|Language and Communication Disorders in Children||RJ 496|
There are two locations for "print" or physical material (videos or software) in the C.O.D. Library: the reference collection (items don't leave the Library) and the general stacks (items that you can take home). Library staff members will be happy to help you find books in either section--just ask!
Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Since you cannot normally take these materials home, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need. Some reference materials are available full text, online via our databases. Below are some examples of the types of reference books found in the C.O.D. reference collection.
Some of these resources are designed for consumers (such as the Johns Hopkins or Mayo Clinic health books), some for health students and consumers (the Gale Encyclopedia series), and some for health professionals (Cecil or Harrison's), so the type and level of information differs to suit each audience. Some reference works are available in Spanish language versions.
Reference Best Bets
Dictionary of Communication Disorders
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
REF R 121.D73 2012 ONLINE ACCESS
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 4th edition
REF RC 41 .G35 2011 ONLINE ACCESS*
* This link will allow you to simultaneously search all of the specialized Gale Encyclopedias available in the Gale Virtual Reference Library database
Melloni's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 4th edition
REF R121 .D76 2002
Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary (select medical reference, includes audio pronunciations)
Goldman's Cecil Medicine, 24th edition
REF RC46 .C423 2012
Conn's Current Therapy
REF RM101 .C87 2013
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
REF RC71 .A14 2014
Encyclopedia of the Human Brain
REF QP376 .E59 2002 ONLINE ACCESS
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
REF RC46 .H333 2012
You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access these video databases from off-campus.
Academic Video Online
A diverse collection of full-length streaming videos. A wide-range of disciplines are included. Most useful to SLPs is the Health & Health Care collection. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.
Nursing Education in Video
Nursing Education in Video is an online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a collection of video materials for the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. The collection allows students and faculty to easily find, cite, and share footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment.
Sports Medicine And Exercise Science In Video
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more.
Remember that additional DVDs, CD-ROMs and health-related multimedia resources can be found by searching the COD Library catalog. Use your COD Library card to check these items out for in-library, home viewing, or online access (depending on availability).
Anatomical Models are available at the Library circulation desk.
For even more assistance with anatomy & physiology, check out the COD Library's Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide!