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Office: LRC 233
phone: (906) 227-2463

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Please Register for Distance Library Services (DLS) - Students who live off-campus (that is, not living in campus housing), are enrolled in one of the Clinical Sciences programs, and registered for CS course(s) are pre-qualified for DLS.

Deaf Studies Library materials on physical Reserves (main desk):

Van Cleve, John. Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness. 3 volumes

Everyday ASL Productions. ASL 15-dvd set.


eBooks (online books) (NMU login required)

(All books are unlimited access & download unless specified)

American Sign Language handshape dictionary 1998 [1 person at a time]

Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders (2004) [1 person at a time]

Deaf Culture (SL 358)

Deaf Culture: Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States (2018)

Deaf Community in America: History in the Making (2012)
[e-book on order]

Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity (2014)

Deaf Liberation Theology (2016, c2007)

Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language (1998)

Handbook to Service the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Bridge to Accessibility (2004)

It's a small world: International Deaf spaces and encounters (2015)

Nothing About Us Without Us (1998)

Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking (2008)

Politics of Visual Language: Deafness, Language Choice, and Political Socialization (1999)

Reading Between the Signs: Intercultural Communication for Sign Language Interpreters (2011, c2006)

Signs of Hope: Deafhearing Family Life (2012)

Silent poetry: Deafness, sign, and visual culture in modern France (1995)

Social constructions of Deafness: examining Deaf  languacultures in education (2012)

Understanding Deaf Culture : In Search of Deafhood (2003)

Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture (2012)



Deaf History (SL 360)


Crying hands: eugenics and Deaf people in Nazi Germany (1999) [1 person at a time]

Deaf Community in America: History in the Making (2012). [e-book on order]

Deaf empowerment: emergence, struggle, and rhetoric (1997) [1 person at a time]

Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity (2014)

Deaf Heritage : A Narrative History of Deaf America (2012)

Deaf People in Hitler's Europe (2002)

Education of Laura Bridgman: first Deaf and blind person to learn language

Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard (1985)

Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language (1998)

Illusions of equality: Deaf Americans in school and factory, 1850-1950 (1999) [1 person at a time]

Reading Victorian Deafness (2013)

A silent minority: Deaf education in Spain, 1550-1835 (1997)

Silent poetry: Deafness, sign, and visual culture in modern France (1995)

Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture (2012)





ASL eBooks (a sampling)

Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children (2005)

Grammar, Gesture, and Meaning in American Sign Language (2003)

My first book of sign (1986) Children's book [1 person at a time]

On Relativization and Clefting: An Analysis of Italian Sign Language (2015)


APA Reference Style Tools (6th ed. 2010)

NMU Library APA References Examples & DOI tools

Other APA Tools:
APA Tips Checklist
APA Basic in-text Citation Styles
- Format APA Content in Presentation Slides
Captioning Tables and Figures
APA in-text citations (Diana Hacker & Barbara Fister)



Searching for biographies by occupation? Gallaudet U. Library Guide

Looking for highly-credible web pages about Deaf Studies topics?

Start with national professional organizations

National Association of the Deaf

Medical professionals use this search engine to find HONcode-certified web pages
(excludes government sites)

Also search the following highly-authoritative web sites:

Cleveland Clinic (authoritative web site)

Mayo Clinic (authoritative web site)

CDC (authoritative web site)

WHO (authoritative web site)

See Library's APA guide for example of how to format reference entry for web pages authored by

Mayo Clinic Staff, & CDC.





NEW for 2017 fall: JoVE Science Education Clinical Skills - Recommend using Physical Exam II (Ear Exam) (highly credible clinical videos)

Check out professional videos through the Library's subscription to Films on Demand
(highly credible films & videos)

PBS Videos - Use search box

Google Videos - Familiar search interface to broad spectrum of videos appearing on teachertube, youtube, etc.

Teachertube - Peer-reviewed broad spectrum of patient- and profession-oriented information.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching) - Peer-reviewed online teaching & learning materials.


Anatomy TV - Database contains rotatable 3D models of the human body and anatomical layers which may be gradually removed. Includes interactive head & neck, shoulder, hand, thorax & abdomen, spine, pelvis & perineum, hip, knee, and foot. Also included are common pathologies, radiological content, and interactive quizzes.
NOTE: Limited access--only 35 people among member libraries may access at the same time.
Also, 3D requires installing a viewer available on the site.

eBooks (online books)

STAT!Ref (Limit of 35 concurrent users among member libraries)
CURRENT online medical books & dictionaries) including:

ESSENTIAL EVIDENCE PLUS™ & AHFS DI® ESSENTIALS (American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information)
In book outline, choose Essential Evidence Topics then select organ/disease/condition.
Entries include diagnosis, etiology, prevalence, etc.

It is critical that you click on logout button when finished.

Also search NMU Library Catalog for thousands of others

PubMed (MEDLINE) - THE database for research topics in all CLS programs. Includes links to FREE articles, and NMU's .
As NMU students & faculty, it is important you use the library's
link to this database, not the direct URL.

For best results, search topic in MeSH, then select/apply subheadings/qualifiers. Not
sure which subheading to use? Click here to view subheadings w/definitions.



How to Search using MeSH headings, and retrieve free/subscription online articles (5-minute video)

How to Create an NCBI account in PubMed (guide) -- Highly recommended to grad students & faculty

How to Search using MeSH, and Save a Search + initiate updates using an NCBI account (5-minute video)

Looking for SLH/Communication or psychology aspects? Use PsycINFO which indexes many speech, language, hearing, & communication journals, & all psychology journals.


CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (companion to PubMed especially for Radiography)

Cochrane Library (resource for evidence-based health care research)

Google Scholar (results arranged by most-cited)




Need materials not held by the Library? [ NMU Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policies ]

Click here to search & request books & videos (not articles) through MeLCat

Click here to request articles, & materials not available in MeLCat
(allow minimum of 14 days)

Zotero (FireFox & Chrome free research management tool, & Word add-in)

NMU Resolver (under Advanced Settings):

[future use] [future use] [future use]

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