Sign Language & Deaf Studies
Rush Rhees Library
|Articles & Books searches much of the library's content in a single search. Search settings can be changed on the results page. To limit to just scholarly articles, check the box for "Scholarly/peer-reviewed articles" in the upper left.|
The following databases focus on specific subject areas of interest to Sign Language and Deaf Studies. They may use specialized terminology or other advanced features not available in more comprehensive search tools, but they will identify only a subset of content that is available.
ERIC - via FirstSearch - Dates: 1966 - current
Deaf and sign language.
See Databases for a complete list of library databases. The "Browse by Subject" section has more database recommendations for Sign Language & Deaf Studies, as well as recommendations for Linguistics, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and other disciplines.
Articles & Books searches much of the library's content in a single search. Search settings can be changed on the results page. To limit to just books, check the box for "Book/eBook" on the left. To further limit to just ebooks, also check the box for "Items with full text online."
UR Catalog searches also identify a variety of materials, not just books. Search results can be limited to books using the "Limit Your Search" pop-up. The following catalog subject terms are used for topics in Sign Language and Deaf Studies; click one to automatically search the UR Catalog.
All journals are listed in the UR Catalog. Search by journal title or subject.
From the eJournals page, search/browse by title the subset of journals that are available online.
If you are looking for specific articles, use the Articles & Books search.
Core ejournals include
Many other journals will contain articles of interest. Find them using Articles & Books or specific databases listed above.
|DVDs & Videos|
DVDs and videos are available from the Art & Music Library in Rush Rhees. They can be viewed there, and unless on reserve for a class, most can be checked out. All titles are listed in the UR Catalog, but a special DVDs & Videos search/browse page makes it much easier to find them by title, language, director and genre.
The genre Deaf Studies identifies some, but not all, titles of interest to the American Sign Language Program.
|Review articles provide an overview to an area of research, identify who is working in that area, and cite relevant published work. |
|Library Locations & Maps|
These University of Rochester Libraries house materials useful for research in Sign Language & Deaf Studies.
If you have a citation (journal title, year, volume, issue, etc.) to an article, Citation Linker will check to see if the library has the item online. Enter as much of the citation as you have. If nothing is found, try again after removing page numbers and dates.
Even easier, try searching the article title and author last name using Articles & Books search.
|Managing What You Find|
To keep up with references and appropriately cite them in papers and bibliographies, consider one of these tools. Each will copy article, book and other citations from databases into a single location that you can manage. Style options include APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE and many others.
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