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Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Find Articles/Databases

This guide presents a starting point for locating sources for students and faculty in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Selecting a Database for Communicative Sciences

When choosing a database to start your literature search, consider the topic. Is it more biomedical (e.g., speech loss related to CNS tumors)?  Is it focused on the psychosocial aspects of communiction disorders?  (e.g., the experience, cognitive, and social aspects of speech loss)?

The literature of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is primarily indexed
in MEDLINE, Web of Science, and PsycINFO, linked in the box below .
See also the categories for:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Sciences, Public Health, History Of Medicine
  • Systematic Reviews, Pre-Synthesized Evidence

Health Sciences Databases

Health, Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine

Best Bets (Top Resources)

Social Sciences, Public Health, History Of Medicine

Background Information

Systematic Reviews, Pre-Synthesized Evidence, Point-of-Care

Health Statistics and Data

Patient Information / Consumer Health

Alternative / Complementary Medicine


Health and Psychological Instruments

Health Streaming Video

Tools and Test Guides

Find the Full Text of an Article from a Database?

What is google scholar? How should I use it?

Google Scholar is a time-saving, scholarly search interface accessible from within the Google interface. With Google Scholar, you can access peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book sections.  For literature searching, specialized databases have more functionality and access more comprehensive results, but Google Scholar is a good tool to use for a search for a known item.

You can configure Google Scholar to:

  • Display a link to NYU options for the full-text of an article
  • Export your citations to RefWorks or EndNote

Here's how to display NYU links:

  1. Open
  2. Go to the Settings icon (upper right screen)
  3. Click on left menu item, "Library Links"
  4. Type in: NYU
  5. From the results, put a check mark next to "New York University Libraries-GetIt at NYU"
  6. Click on Save to save preferences.

The next time you search, the GetIt at NYU option will be available next to accessible article citations.

Here's how to change settings for Bibliography manager:

  1. Open
  2. Go to the Settings icon (upper right screen)
  3. In the Search Results, go to Bibliography Manager
  4. Select Show Links  to import citation into: (your choice of bibliography manager, Refworks, Endnote, etc.)
  5. Click on Save to save preferences.