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SLP 482: Literacy and Language: Databases

Academic Search Complete

How do I find scholarly journal articles on my topic?

The best way to find scholarly journal articles is by searching our online Databases.

Once inside the database:

  • Check-mark the Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed box. (You may have to scroll down a bit to see this choice).
  • Begin your search by typing in your keywords and clicking on Search.

Feel free to experiment by using helpful search features, such as Date Span or Full-Text only! 

Although check-marking the Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed selection box will greatly increase your chances of finding such articles, we also strongly suggest you evaluate the article as well; your professors will appreciate it if you do! Typically, "scholarly journal articles" tend to have the following characteristics: 

  • Longer/more substantive than an article in a popular magazine
  • Written by an author(s) with expertise in the field and easily identifiable credentials 
  • Well structured and well organized
  • Published in/by a reputable source
  • Long list of References at the end of the article

​Need advice? Just call or email a librarian. We're always happy to help!

Reference Desk: 803.786.3703
Email: refdesk@columbiasc.edu

ASHA Journals

Looking for the ASHA journals? Academic Search Complete carries full-text articles from all four ASHA journals.

Simply do a Publication search. Here's how:

  1. Once you're inside Academic Search Complete, click on Publications (top of screen)
  2. Enter the title of the journal in the Browsing search box and click Browse
    ASHA Journals
    American Journal of Audiology
    American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
    Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
    Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
  3. Click the journal title title to be taken to its Detail Record.
  4. Click "Search within this publication"

And now you are ready to search within that publication!