Here is one key journal in this area. Remember that you'll want to look for articles from other journals as well.
- Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Peer-reviewed scholarly journal with basic and applied research relating to individuals who are deaf, including cultural, developmental, linguistic, and educational topics. Online access from 1996 to present.
Search for books and journals in our library catalog, NUcat. Does not search articles.
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Here you will find a collection of resources that may prove useful for your research related to American Sign Language (ASL) or Deafness. If you have suggestions for additional content for this guide, don't hesitate to let me know! The Feedback box at the bottom of the right-hand column is a good way to do this.
You may also want to check the website for Northeastern's American Sign Language Program, which contains other helpful information and links.
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Here are some of your best options for finding articles related to Deafness or American Sign Language (ASL).
- Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. Includes phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, & semantics. Covers various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. Contains abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, & dissertations.
- NTID Deaf Index
Free resource created by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Search listings of articles and information on interpreting, sign language, Deaf studies, Deaf history, and other related topics.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Free resource for information on Deafness and other communication disorders, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- ComDisDome (Communication Disorders) (CSA)
Indexing and abstracting tool for journal articles on speech language pathology, audiology, and communication disorders in general. It indexes more than 155 journals; many are peer-reviewed.
- National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness Library
The NCDB LIBRARY provides access to a wealth of information about deaf-blindness, including links organized by topic as well as a searchable publications database. This is a free resource.
- Academic Search Premier (EbscoHost)
Full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles covering all academic subjects.
- Expanded Academic ASAP Plus (Gale)
A large database covering a wide range of subject areas and including much full text.
Note: Available courtesy of the Massachusetts Board of Library Comissioners.
- LexisNexis Academic
Up-to-date full-text news information -- search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years.
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