Speech and Hearing: Reference Works
Why Reference Works?
Reference works are an excellent first stop in your research and are incredibly useful for the following:
- Getting an overview of a topic
- Getting topic ideas for a paper topic or narrowing your topic
- Brainstorming keywords for searching and learning the vocabulary used by authors in that area
- Learning the key works on a given topic
- Discovering the key authors on a given topic
Reference works are a good starting off point, but should not be cited in your research as they are not considered primary or secondary sources. The only exception is when reference works contain primary and secondary sources (like collections of documents and essays).
The World Wide Web is a great place to find statistical data.
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias provide excellent background/overview information and are a great place to begin research. They contain articles written by experts for a general audience and provide indexes indicating scope of coverage of a topic and pinpointing in which articles a concept will be discussed. They also provide bibliographies for further reading.
|Concise Encyclopedia of Language Pathology
RC423 .C656 1999
|Encyclopedia of Special Education (3 vol.)
|Singular's pocket dictionary of speech-language pathology / Sadanand Singh, Raymond D. Kent ; with contributions from Pam Rider.
RC423 .S534 2000
|Quick reference to speech-language pathology
RC423 .P665 1999
Tests and measurements in speech-language pathology
Here are some useful web resources that may aid you in your research.
|ANCDS - Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences
|American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
|Judith Kuster's Net Connection for Communication Disorders and Sciences
|National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
|National Parkinson Foundation
Useful Internet Resources: Meta links hearing and hearing disorders
|Internet Institute for Speech and Hearing - Information about the science and technology of speech and hearing.|
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