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Speech-Language Program

rev. 9/10/2018

** NEW ** Academic Complete by Ebook Central (142,000+ e-books, unlimited access)
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*NEW* Searching for children's books ?
Click here for "how to" Library Catalog screen shot
Click on Advanced Search link below, enter topic & ages, then change Location to: NMU Pre-K-12

Help from your Personal Embedded Librarian, Professor Mike Strahan
Office: HRDN 233
phone: (906) 227-2463

Chat/Contact Mike @ the Library (when/how available?)


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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.

Looking for highly-credible web pages about SLP topics?

Start with national professional organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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 (Eye Exam; Ear Exam; & "Pharynx" 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)

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2013)

Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders (2004)

A Supplementary Dictionary of Audiology (2012)


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

ASHA journals held by NMU Library:
American Journal of Audiology
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools

Step up to searching PsycINFO for SLH/Communication or psychology aspects. PsycINFO indexes many speech, language, hearing, & communication journals, & all psychology journals.

Click here to view 2018 NMU Library How-to search PsycINFO video


THE database for researching medical aspects of topics. Includes links to FREE articles, and access to NMU's online journals collection through button.

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)


CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (companion to PubMed)

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

Google Scholar (results arranged by most-cited)


NMU Library MLA Works Cited Examples Guide

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)


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):

Health & Clinical Sciences Careers guide
Life After Graduation guide
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