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This guide introduces resources to support your research topics in American Sign Language (ASL). Use the tabs at the top of the page to help you locate background information on your topic, articles, books, and more.
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Academic Search Complete (Ebscohost)
A multidisciplinary database useful for researching a broad range of topics. Includes newspaper, magazine, and academic peer-reviewed articles.
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA (Proquest)
Scholarly articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers from the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.
Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)
Contains scholarly research articles related to education, from early childhood to higher education.
Contains scholarly research articles, dissertations, professional literature, and grey literature (curriculum guides, conference proceedings, government publications, etc.) related to education.
PsycINFO 1887-Current (Ebsco)
Includes articles, journals, books, and more for psychology and related disciplines. Published by the American Psychological Association.
Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Scholarly articles, book reviews, and more from the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
Communications & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)
Scholarly articles covering communication, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, language, logic, and other closely related fields.
Art, Design, and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)
Scholarly and trade articles, books, and conference proceedings in the fields of visual and applied arts.
Web of Science, All Databases (Clarivate)
Multidisciplinary database with citation information from high impact research journals.
Scholarly articles on speech language pathology, audiology, and communication.
Includes citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Sign Languages Profiles
Ethnologue : Languages of the World
Review profiles with basic information for a variety of language families, including sign languages. Profiles include information on estimated user population, locations spoken, dialects, typology, and more.
Search for a Book or Video
Search for books, videos, and journals in the library catalog section of Scholar OneSearch.
Sage Research Methods
Familiarize yourself with various research methods through short entries, books, dictionary definitions, case studies, and more.