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Speech-Language Pathology Research Guide

This guide highlights speech language pathology related resources and services for the UA community.

Accessing Electronic Resources Off-Campus?

Solutions to Common Troubleshooting Questions

  • If you are trying to download an article, check the E-JOURNALS page to verify dates that we subscribe. Search this page for electronic journals and conference proceedings.
  • Add the UA Library proxy URL (https://login.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2443/login?url=) to access resources remotely.
    To do this, get the link of a 
    library resource (article, journal, database, etc.), and follow these steps:

1. Copy the full URL of the library resource and paste into a browser address window (URL#1)
2. Highlight and copy the following string: https://login.ezproxy.uakron.edu:2443/login?url=
(URL#2)
3. Paste URL#2 IN FRONT OF the URL#1. The resulting URL should look something like this:

https://ezproxy.uakron.edu:2048/login?url=http://scholar.google.com
4. You will be prompted to enter your UAnetID username and password.

Report a Problem

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The Bierce Library
330-972-8161

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330-972-6888

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You may use either link below to report problems accessing the electronic resources.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Periodicals

Writing Assistance (for on-campus and distance students)

Get a second opinion and improve your papers!  Contact Bierce Writing Commons for in-person assistance.
Online students only may want to contact the Online Writing Lab/eTutoring.org

Some Tools to Improve Papers:

  • https://app.grammarly.com/ is an online editing system that provides detailed explanations about rules and word choice. The free version might help with revising your papers.  Upgrades are available for a fee.
  • http://theoatmeal.com/tag/grammar is grammar refresher. Please note that, given its humorous tone, some may find the comics offensive.

Finding if a Journal is Peer-reviewed

One definitive way to determine if a journal is peer-reviewed is when this is acknowledged in the journal itself. For example, frequently include instruction for authors will use the phrase "peer reviewed."  Others will say that manuscripts are sent for blind review, reviewed by a committee, or anonymously reviewed.  Therefore, it is worthwhile to visit the journal publisher's official website and review the journal's review process and journal description/scope.

There are other ways to identify a peer-reviewed journal.  Below are some tools to help us identify whether a journal is peer-reviewed:

1) Ulrich's Periodicals Directory includes information about whether the journal is peer-reviewed (or refereed).  The print (paper) edition of Ulrich's is found in the Bierce Library. 

2) Research Databases:  Some databases allow users to limit a search to peer-reviewed journals.  For example, CINAHL allows users to limit a search to peer-reviewed journals and indicates that an article is peer reviewed in the Journal Subset field, when appropriate.  Note: Scholarly articles is the umbrella term for academic articles. All peer-reviewed articles are scholarly/academic journals but not all scholarly/academic journals are peer-reviewed.  Authors of peer-reviewed articles go to a more rigorous process of evaluation than when writing in non-peer reviewed journals.