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Speech-Language Pathology

This guide provides links to relevant resources for Speech-Language Pathology.

Finding Journal Articles

Use the following databases to help you locate journals articles on your topic of interest in the fields of speech-language pathology (communication sciences and disorders). 
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Academic Search Ultimate

This database provides access to more than 30,000 active full text journals and magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos that meet the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law, literacy, mathematics, pharmacology, women's studies, zoology and more. 

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Complete

A comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. Provides content and supports occupational therapy, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy programs.

MEDLINE with Full Text

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

SAGE Premier

This searchable database of bibliographic records provides full text journal articles. Over 1,070 journals are indexed. Journals cover topics in area studies, ethnic and gender studies, humanities, health sciences, materials science, and the social sciences.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)

ERIC provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Cochrane Databases

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

This database is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.

Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers provides clinically-focused information for point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

This is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. 

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials 

This database contains publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. 

Psychology Databases


PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. 


Resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health.

Interlibrary Loan

First, you need to set up an interlibrary loan account by filling out the registration form. Once you set that up, you may log in and use the account for requesting resources not held at the Welder library. You will be able to:

  • Submit request(s)
  • Track request(s)
  • Check due dates
  • Renew items
  • View borrowing history
  • Access material delivered electronically   

University of Mary online students must use ILLIAD to request books and media held by Welder library, or other libraries as well.  It is vital all students, both on campus and online, establish an ILLIAD account to obtain needed library materials.  Books and media requested by University of Mary online students will be forwarded to students by mail.  University of Mary online students are responsible for return postage to return the item to Welder Library.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy   

Note: Articles delivered to your ILLIAD account are only accessible for 30 days. After 30 days the software will display grayed out icons of article PDFs in your history, and you will no longer be able to access the article. If you need articles longer, you may want to keep a print or electronic copy when you first receive it.

For more information on ILLIAD, check out this Interlibrary Loan tutorial