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PsycINFO provides indexing coverage of all document types, including journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. The database is international in scope, covering the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology as well as relevant materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior. Journal coverage begins in 1887.
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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides quality research in areas related to communication studies and mass media. Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text for over 200 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources. In total, several hundred valuable sources are covered.
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ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. With an easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database, this resource provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. 

NB: Update 3/2014: ERIC has restored online access to more than 21,000 full-text ERIC Document PDFs with publication dates from 2005-2013. These are documents that were previously restricted due to privacy concerns. Restrictions also have been lifted on the release of newly indexed, copyright-cleared full text with publication dates of 2005 or greater. ERIC expects this project to be largely completed (with the possible exception of a few outlier documents) in the summer of 2014.

If you are having trouble accessing the full text of an ERIC Document, request it using Interlibrary Loan. Make sure you have the ERIC Document Number when creating your request. You can also search FDsys here as an alternative if your document was published between 1995 and 2004.

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The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Coverage is from 1973 to present.
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This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center plus 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals.
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PubMed.gov contains MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts of journal articles in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health-care, and the preclinical sciences.  PubMed.gov also provides citations to some additional literature and has additional medical search tools.

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ScienceDirect offers abstracts and full-text journal articles on language, linguistics, medicine, psychology and speech. ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. A rich journals collection is supplemented by relevant abstract databases to expand literature searches further and a growing program of online reference works, handbooks and book series.
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Scopus indexes and abstracts over 14,000 journals in the sciences and social sciences. Scopus has an exceptionally user-friendly interface and is an excellent database for students and novice researchers.

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Includes Academic Search Premier, a scholarly, multi-disciplinary,full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Other databases are available, as well.Communication & Mass Media Complete is included here as well. Coverage includes nearly all academic areas of study - social sciences,humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering,language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies, etc.
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Combines the catalogs of thousands of libraries in the US and worldwide. Brooklyn College users can use WorldCat to directly request a book on Interlibrary Loan.  There is also a free version at WorldCat.org

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Google Scholar searches the Web for articles, books, and other scholarly materials in many different disciplines. Most searches return an assortment of citations, abstracts, and links to full text. Link to Google Scholar from the Brooklyn College Library's website to access our electronic journal holdings via a “Find fulltext at Brooklyn” link next to any item the library has electronically. It’s a great way to save time and avoid publisher paywalls.

The above link to Google Scholar requires off-campus users to authenticate and yields search results that indicate which articles are available electronically through the BC Library. To bypass authentication, go to http://scholar.google.com/

Reference Resources

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This comprehensive online encyclopedia offers indepth coverage on a wide array of topics related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs).  It offers summaries of state of the art and suggested research ideas for graduate students and professional researchers; descriptions of empirically tested methods for use by educators, case workers, and clinicians of all types.

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From the National Library of Medicine/NIH, a comprehensive site with medical resources including a full-text encyclopedia, medical dictionaries, videos, links to external organizations, directories of doctors, hospitals and credentials, consumer health libraries and publications, and data on clinical research studies.

Books & E-Books

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ebrary is an information delivery service that features a growing selection of more than 60,000 titles from more than 200 leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.
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Access to the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. EBSCO eBooks are digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction (at Brooklyn College, almost 6,000 titles), and 3,400 publicly-accessible titles. 

EBSCO books are viewable online and may be checked out and viewed or downloaded using the Adobe Digital Editions reader.  The reader is available free at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/.  The list of compatible devices is available at http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

Additional Internet Resources

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At this site you can take an online "hearing test", read patient friendly brochures on hearing loss and hearing aids, find out what is an Audiologist, post a question on our Question and Answer Board, and even find an Audiologist in your area who can further answer your questions and give you help.
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AudiologyNet is an audiology and hearing healthcare informational web site for a large population. It is dedicated to providing web site links in audiology for patients, family members, students, and healthcare providers.
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Autism Speaks has compiled a list of resources and information for you to use. Select to find a list of related resources, stories, documents and links to important web sites.

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Research and treatment of childhood deafness and communication disorders
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The NCSA is primarily an advocacy  organization, and focuses on outreach, family and educator support.  Provides background for Cued Speech.

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Maintained by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders; searchable by Name of School or State.
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The Ear Surgery Information Center offers and maintains this web site to provide information of a general nature about the conditions requiring the services of an ear surgeon.
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This site links to web resources dealing with ears and hearing.
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H.E.A.R. is dedicated to promoting awareness of hearing damage. As a voice of concern between the music and medical communities, they are determinded to make their message heard. H.E.A.R. wants you to enjoy the music for a long, long time.
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The purpose of this article is to present an overview of various signal processing techniques that have been used for cochlear prosthesis over the past 25 years.
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This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.
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The Telsur Project is a survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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The Stuttering Home Page is dedicated to providing information about stuttering for both consumers and professionals who work with people who stutter. It includes information about research, therapy, support organizations, and conferences and other events.

Organizations and Associations

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The Society has attracted members from various fields related to sound including physics, electrical, mechanical, and aeronautical engineering, oceanography, biology, physiology, psychology, architecture, speech, noise and noise control, and music.
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AG Bell is dedicated to the mission of promoting commun- ication for people with hearing loss.
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The Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). As a public, U.S. Government-funded resource, the ADEAR Center strives to be a current, comprehensive, unbiased source of information about AD. All our information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

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The American Academy of Audiology promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness and support of research.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP Web site contains general information for parents of children from birth through age 21.
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The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
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The Gerontological Society of America is a non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging. GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
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The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
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ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 123,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.
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A division of the American Heart Association.
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The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) is a private funding source and national champion of tinnitus research. ATA's four program areas include Education, Advocacy, Research, and Support. The ATA provides tinnitus information, urges governmental and private organizations to support public policies impacting hearing issues, funds the nation?s brightest researchers, and facilitates self-help groups around the country.
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A national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with mental retardation and their families.
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The Association for Research in Otolaryngology is an international association of scientists and physicians dedicated to scientific exploration among all of the disciplines in the field of otolaryngology. Research efforts involve the ear, nose, head, neck and related functions including hearing, balance, speech, taste and smell among others.
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ASA encompasses a broad, diverse group of parents, family members, special education teachers, administrators, medical doctors, therapists, nurses and aides, as well as countless other personnel involved in the education, care, treatment and support of individuals with autism. Recognizing and respecting the diverse range of opinions, needs and desires of this group, ASA embraces an overall philosophy which chooses to empower individuals with autism and their parents or caregivers, to make choices best suited to the needs of the person with autism.
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The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, Inc.(BIAC), is to support persons with brain injury and their families by promoting services to facilitate full inclusion within their local commu nity, and to increase awareness and understanding of brain injury and its prevention through community education.
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CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
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The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.
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The League for the Hard of Hearing was founded in New York in 1910 and is the oldest and foremost hearing rehabilitation and human services agency in the world for infants, children, adults and seniors who are hard of hearing, deaf and deaf-blind, and their families.
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MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome understands how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information.

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The NAA's mission is to educate the public to know that the word aphasia describes an impairment of the ability to communicate, not an impairment of intellect. The NAA makes people with aphasia, their families, support systems, and health care professionals aware of resources to recover lost skills to the extent possible, to compensate for skills that will not be recovered and to minimize the psychosocial impact of the language impairment.
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The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
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The National Institute of Nursing Research supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life.
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NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
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NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports extensive research to find the cause, cure and improved treatments of the disease; provides comprehensive services to people with MS and their families; offers professional education programs to assist health care providers better serve their MS patients; and advocates on state and federal levels to encourage public policies supportive of the needs of people with multiple sclerosis.
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NSA achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.