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CSD research and practice integrates knowledge from multiple disciplines. Due to this interdisciplinary nature, you may need to search several relevant databases to locate articles and other literature.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides references to articles for speech language therapy from a clinical or medical perspective. CINAHL provides references to nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals including legal cases, clinical innovations, research instruments, selected conferences and proceedings, standards of professional practice, book chapters, patient education materials, educational software, and audiovisuals.

PubMed is the major database for medicine.  This will be a great place to come for articles with a more clinical, research, or anatomy and physiological approach.

Provides citations for journal articles in language acquisitions, linguistics and speech language pathology disorders.

Major resource for finding articles in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.  This is a great place to find research on the psychological aspects of speech and language disorders.

The major database of materials in all areas of education. Retrieves articles on speech, language, hearing disorders and services in an educational setting.