Consider this guide your starting point in finding speech, language, and hearing services literature. It will primarily help you discover articles and evidence-based practice summaries on your topic.
- To find books, use the BU Libraries Search box on the homepage.
- To find the full-text of articles, click on the icon in our databases. Watch me retrieve full-text in PubMed in this video. If you need an article or book that BU Libraries does not own, request it for free through interlibrary loan.
- To find a specific journal title at BU, search our collection of electronic journals.
- Tip: Stay organized during your lit review! Try using Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote to help keep track of your citations and generate bibliographies.
Systematic Reviews & Practice Guidelines
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
- National Guidelines Clearinghouse
- ASHA Clinical Practice Guidelines
Cited References Searching
Get Research Assistance
Please contact Kate Silfen, Health Sciences Librarian, (email@example.com, 617-358-3965) if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to talk about any aspect of your research.
BU Libraries SEARCH
Search the BU Libraries collection and beyond using keywords (e.g. “science fiction”, “cultural anthropology”, “aliens”, etc.)
You can find required and suggested readings for your course at the Mugar Memorial Library Reserves Room (if they are only available in paper form) or online. Click the title below to find the availability of the book.
MLA International Bibliography
An index to books and articles on literature, myth, and folktales
Primary texts, criticism, and reference materials related to literary works in English
Literary Reference Center
Content from encyclopedias and other reference materials, literary journals, and books
Anthropological reports, articles, and commentary
The Wesleyan Anthology pf Science Fiction’s reading list includes many excellent works that may enhance your research. Use BU Libraries Search to locate them by title.
Below are works that are accessible to Boston University students. Click on the book cover thumbnails to locate the texts.
The Journal of the American Revolution is a visually-engaging free resource that features scholarship, interviews, book reviews, and other media. History teachers can use this material in classrooms to captivate students with the stories and scholarship on this important period of America’s past.
The Mythbuster section brings the reader up to date on the many legends that have not withstood the test of time. There is section specifically dedicated to Scholarship, and another focused on Historic Sites and Events. This site is just one of the useful links on our Resources for Teachers research guide.
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eHRAF World Cultures (Human Relations Area Files) trial available now through mid July!
Anthropology and Social Science
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts Collection (Massachusetts Library System)
Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection (Massachusetts Library System)
Searching Across Disciplines
Browse Books and eBooks on . . .
Designing & Conducting Ethnographic Research: An Introduction vol. 1, 2nd. ed.
Initiating Ethnographic Research: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 2, 2nd ed.
Essential Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 3, 2nd ed.
Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approach vol. 4, 2nd ed.
Mapping Social Networks, Spatial Data, & Hidden Populations vol. 4, 1st ed.
Analyzing & Interpreting Ethnographic Data vol. 5, 1st ed.
Researcher Roles & Research Partnerships. vol. 6, 1st ed.
This guide was designed to provide occupational therapy students at Boston University’s Sargent College with a starting point for their research. It includes sources of background information, scholarly articles, evidence summaries, citation tools, and information for distance education students.
Background Information & Websites
- International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
- Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy: A Framework for Practice
- The American Occupational Therapy Association
- Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice
- National Rehabilitation Information Center
You can find additional books by searching BU Libraries Search.
These databases are excellent sources of peer-reviewed articles, randomized clinical control trials, and systematic reviews. You can link to your options to getting to the full-text of an article by clicking on next to each article abstract.
Evidence Summaries & Practice Guidelines
Evidence summaries provide systematic reviews and practice guidelines on various health issues.
Services for Distance Education Students
The BU Libraries are committed to providing distance education students with the highest quality of service. Here is a summary of the services that we provide:
- A growing collection of online books and journals.
- scan selected chapters of our print books and deliver them to you electronically through our online request forms.
- scan copies of articles that are only available through print journals. Use our online request forms to request a scanned copy of an article.
- E-mail and phone assistance from Kate Silfen, Health Science Librarian at Mugar Memorial Library. Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 617-358-3965.
An important tip: whenever you send an e-mail or fill out a request form, it is helpful to identify yourself as an off-site student. This ensures that we provide you with the right kind of service.
Citation tools help you store and organize your research. They also allow you to create a bibliography/references page within a matter of minutes. Here are the citation tools available to you at Boston University:
Are you looking for something to read this summer? If so, be sure to check out the Pardee Library Featured New Books page. This page was a fairly recent addition to our website and it has been getting updated monthly.
If you need help locating a book, please let us know.
Many of the BU libraries have already changed to summer hours. If you have any questions about a particular library schedule, please consult the Hours Page or phone the library directly.
Enjoy your summer!
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Library PressDisplay is a subscription database that scans papers from all over the world and presents them in full-color and full-page format. Titles from the United States include the Boston Herald, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Post. International titles include the Jerusalem Post, Metro Hong Kong, Le Monde, Korea Times, and many more.
The keyword search is best used when looking for news that is less than 60 days old, as most papers only go back this far in this database. When searching for news that is older, you could try our New York Times Historical database, or look through our Newspapers research guide for more ideas.
You can find and access Library PressDisplay on our Databases A-Z page, or by searching “Library PressDisplay” from the library home page.