All Monmouth University students, faculty, and employees have access to subscription databases on campus. Remote access requires entry of username and password for verification. MU username is your student ID (e.g. s0123456). Search the Library's A-Z Database List for a specific database, Databases by Subject, or use links in research guides.
Clinical Topics & Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Selecting a topic is one of the most important steps of your research. Defining and refining your topic is an ongoing process. Be prepared to adjust the focus of your topic as you gather more information.
Identify keywords for your topic and search the databases with these terms:
e.g. "traumatic brain injury" and speech
Using "quotation marks" improves searching for a phrase.
You can also limit by age category e.g. adult
In most databases, you can use filters to limit search results to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. Peer-reviewed articles are reviewed by experts in the same field prior to publication.
How do you know an article is scholarly?
· Colorful covers
· Glossy paper
· Articles on current
· General interest
· Short articles
· Written by general staff
· Reviewed by general
· No bibliographies
· Usually called magazine
· Articles on industry
· Short articles
· Written for members
of specific industry
· Written by staff or
experts in the field
· Short or no
· Plain cover, plain paper
· No ads
· Primary research, theories, methodologies
· Lengthy, in-depth articles
· Written for researchers &
· Written by experts in the
field & researchers
· Peer review by subject
· Extensive bibliographies &
Google Scholar does not allow you to filter your results to peer-reviewed journals. If you use Google Scholar, remember to check for peer-review by putting the journal title into Ulrichsweb.
Not sure if a particular journal is peer-reviewed? Check out Ulrichsweb. This database (also found in the A-Z database list from "Quick Links" on the library website) provides detailed information on publications. Look for the referee icon to indicate it is a peer-reviewed journal.
The black and white “ref jersey” icon below indicates that Higher Education is a peer-reviewed journal, but Education Week is not.