Sign Language & Deaf Studies
Rush Rhees Library
Search for scholarly articles in Sign Language and Deaf Studies
The following databases focus on specific subject areas of interest to Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
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.
Search Articles & Books or the UR Catalog to find books in the University of Rochester Libraries and online. Catalog searches also identify journals (not articles), CDs, DVDs, videos, conference proceedings and UR dissertations. Electronic resources are linked from catalog records.
The following catalog subject terms are used for topics in Sign Language and Deaf Studies; click one to automatically search the Voyager Catalog.
E-books can be searched as a group in large collections, including
All journals are listed in the Voyager Catalog, Search by journal title or subject.
From the eJournals page, search/browse by title the subset of library journals that are online.
Core ejournals include
Many other journals will contain articles of interest. Use the Articles & Books search or specific databases at the top of this page to find them.
|DVDs & Videos|
DVDs and videos are available from the Multimedia Center in Rush Rhees Library. They can be viewed there, and unless on reserve for a class, most can be checked out. All titles are listed in the Voyager 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 the Articles & Books tab.
|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.
|Writing & Style Guides|
|Browser Plug-in for Voyager|
Add a custom Voyager searchbox to your browser's toolbar. Searchbox options include keyword, title search, journal title search, and DVD/Video search.
Other databases and journal collections supplied by the library may also have specialized plug-ins. Find out if a plug-in is available by checking the specific database/publisher homepage or help section.
|Access via Cell Phone|
|A mobile version of the River Campus Libraries website is accessible using Internet-enabled cell phones or other mobile devices.|
|Library Subject Guides|
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