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Web of Science

Contains citation Idexes for Science, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Book Citations from 2004 to present. Select "Web of Science Core Collection" to conduct cited reference search.

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ComDisDome

This database is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology.

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PubMed @ CSUSM

The premier database of world biomedical literature on clinical medicine and preclinical research. Medline provides a more user-friendly interface, but less updated content.

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Provides abstracts of articles from about 2,000 journals (published worldwide), coverage of recent books, book review citations and dissertation listings.

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CINAHL Complete

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, provides indexing for articles from 5,400 journals in the fields of nursing and allied health. This database provides full text access to more than 1,300 journals dating back to 1937.

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ERIC

A national database of education literature, including reports and journal articles.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete

Provides abstracts and full text for more than 200 communication journals.

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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

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Google Scholar CSUSM

Link to citations and full-text from your CSUSM Library databases and beyond!

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PsycINFO

Available via EbscoHost: A comprehensive international database of psychology, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology from over 45 countries in more than 30 languages.

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ScienceDirect

Provides full text access to over 1,000 journals covering all fields of science.

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Relevant Journals - copy and paste the titles below into the "Books & More" search box to link to the full text of the journal.

  • American Journal of Audiology
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Audiological Medicine
  • Audiology
  • Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Child Language Teaching and Therapy
  • Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR)
  • Hearing Research
  • Language, Speech & Hearing Services in School

Looking for a Specific Article?

Do you have the full citation of an article or the digital object identifier (doi)?  Use "Looking for a Specific Article?" link to find the full-text of the article.

 

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Quick Search Tips

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Tips for the search!

 

1) Generating keywords

  • think of more than one way to discuss your topic and use a variety of terms/synonyms to search
    • ("academic achievement" OR "academic performance") AND (coping OR resilience)
  • look up your topic online to find more keywords (wikipedia is a great resource for this!)

 

2) Boolean Operators

  • AND - returns literature that includes both terms
  • OR - returns literature that includes either terms
  • NOT - excludes literature with the term


 

 

3) Truncation

  • putting an asterisk at the root of a term will return variations of word
  • tour*  =  tour, tours, tourist, tourism, toured

 

4) Parenthesis

  • use parentheses around synonyms for the same concept
  • (coping OR resilience) AND stress AND (program* OR treatment)

 

5) Controlled Vocab

  • The "subjects" attached to each result represent the controlled vocab for that database
  • USE THESE TERMS!

 

6) Still not getting good results?

Books

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Books often provide a broader treatment of a topic or issue. A book on the issue you are studying can provide background and a base of knowledge. A research project always needs some sort of background or context before discussing the focused issue.

 

Books at Cal State San Marcos

Library Catalog  

Search our local collection of physical and online books.

Other Options

Circuit (1-3 day delivery)

Search the collections of other San Diego area libraries -- about 3,000,000 books. Find and request books directly online; pick them up at our Library in 1-3 days.

WorldCat (5-10 day delivery)

Search the collections of libraries world-wide -- about 52,000,000 books. Find a book in this database, and fill-out an Interlibrary Loan delivery request. Book will be delivered to Library for pickup.

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Finding Books in the Library

  1. Search the catalog to find a book.
  2. Make sure the item you want is available.
  3. Write down the call number (e.g. HQ 342.29 2007).
  4. Find the location of the book.
  5. Proceed to the location of the book (e.g. REF, 4th Floor Stacks). Look for the call number labels at the end of each row of bookcases, near the top.

You can use the item in the library OR check it out at the 3rd floor Check Out Desk with your student ID.

Literature Reviews

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Literature Review

 

What is a literature review?

A literature review is not research, it is a review of the research that has been done on your topic.

A literature review is NOT just a summary, but a conceptually organized synthesis of the results of your search. It must

  • organize information and relate it to the thesis or research question you are developing
  • synthesize and critically analyze the results comparing and contrasting their findings
  • identify controversy and themes that appear in the literature

A literature review is a piece of discursive prose, not a list describing or summarizing one piece of literature after another. It's usually a bad sign to see every paragraph beginning with the name of a researcher. Instead, organize the literature review into sections that present themes or identify trends, including relevant theory. You are not trying to list all the material published, but to synthesize and evaluate it according to the guiding concept of your thesis or research question. (From Univ. of Toronto)

Check out these sites for more help understanding literature reviews

Tips on conducting research for a literature review

  • Use bibliographies and reference pages of articles to direct your research. You may start to see some trends with the people who are writing about your topic. Check the bibliography for more articles about your topic.
  • Use the authors who you have found to be writing on your topic as starting points. Look for additional articles, and rebuttals, retractions or responses to their research

Use this chart to track articles you read for your literature review:

Qualitative vs Quantitative Research

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Quantitative

Quantitative research (empirical) articles will tackle research questions that can be measured numerically and described using statistics. An example of quantitative research would be a randomized controlled trial.

 

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Contains statistical analysis

Large sample size

Objective-little room to argue with the numbers

Type of research: descriptive studies, exploratory studies, explanatory studies, predictive studies, clinical trials

 

Ways of finding quantitative studies

1) Search your keywords with quantitative or with the type of study you want to find. For example:

“chronic pain” AND quantitative

“chronic pain” AND “clinical trial*”

 

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2) If using the CINAHL database, choose the limiter shown below before you search:

 

 

Qualitative

Qualitative research articles will attempt to answer questions that cannot be strictly measured by numbers but rather by perceived meaning. Qualitative research will likely include interviews, case studies, ethnography, or focus groups.

 

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includes interviews

Small sample size

Subjective-researchers are often interpreting meaning

Methods used: phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, historical method, case study

 

Ways of finding qualitative studies

1) Search your keywords with qualitative or the type of study you are looking for. For example:

“chronic pain” AND (“case study” or “grounded theory” or ethnography or “historical method” or phenomenology)

“chronic pain” AND qualitative 

 

 

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2) If using the CINAHL database, choose one of the 3 limiters shown below or select all 3 for the broadest search:

Qualitative clinical queries:

  • High Sensitivity – the broadest search to include ALL relevant material. It may include less relevant materials.
  • High Specificity – the most targeted search to include only the most relevant result set, may miss some relevant materials.
  • Best Balance – retrieves the best balance between Sensitivity and Specificity. 

 

Evidence-Based Practice

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The integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care.

 

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial

  • This tutorial created by Duke University Medical Library and the UNC Health Sciences Library will walk you through a basic introduction to EBP.

 

EBP pyramid of evidence by study type

 

APA Citation Help

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Citing sources is expected in scholarly communities and is almost always required in research papers. Scholars cite:

  • to give credit where credit is due;
  • so your reader (professor) can find the source that you mentioned in your assignment;
  • to add credibility to your research - shows you did the work;
  • and to avoid plagiarism!

Not sure where to start? Review this Flow Chart of the citation process before you continue!

APA Style

APA stands for the American Psychological Association. This is the preferred citation style of many of the social and behavioral sciences. Always remember to check your assignment guidelines or ask your professor which citation style they prefer for your work.

Official APA Style Manual Resources

  • APA Style Manual (BF76.7 P83 2010)  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: the most current APA style manual is available at the Kellogg library. Click on the above link to find a copy. 
  • The official APA website  Off campus or need APA guidelines right now? Access the official APA website for citation help by clicking the above link. This site has useful tutorials and up-to-date facts about citing in APA.  

 

Helpful Online Resources

 

Also Helpful: Citation Generators

  • Zotero  Zotero is a tool for storing citations and generating bibliographies using data collected from the library catalog or websites such as Amazon or Google. For more information on using Zotero, see our Zotero Guide. Always double check your results with citation generators, they are not always perfect!
  • KnightCite Citation Service   This citation generator formats your citations for you. This can be a convenient tool, especially if you have a lot of sources to cite, but it is NOT 100% accurate. ALWAYS check an additional resource like the APA Manual or Purdue OWL to make sure that the citation is formatted correctly!

 

Sample Papers in APA format

 

Thesis Submission Guidelines

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