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Hearing and Speech Sciences

A guide to print and electronic sources in the field of Hearing and Speech Sciences.

Using WorldCat UMD

  • Launch WorldCat UMD.
  • Click on Advanced Search.
  • Change the drop-down menu entry from Keyword to Subject.
  • Enter subject terms in Advanced Search. A sample list of subject terms in the box below.
  • Set the "Audience" to Non-Juvenile and the "Language" limit to English.
  • Click Search.
  • Use the options on the left-hand side of the results screen to further narrow your results by type of material, year, subject, etc.
  • On your results list, click on the item title of interest. From the record that appears: 
    • Click on the red FindIt icon to determine if an electronic version is available.
    • Look at the “Find a copy in the library” section to determine if the item is at College Park and if it is checked out, otherwise unavailable, or on shelf. NOTE THE LIBRARY that holds the item!
    • If the title is not available through UMD campuses or electronically, click on "Request Item Through InterLibrary Loan" to request a copy to be sent from another library.

Sample Subject Headings - Hearing and Speech Sciences

For best results, use the Library of Congress Subject Headings (viewable within individual records). Some examples of subject headings applicable for Hearing and Speech Sciences are:

  • Aphasia
  • Audiology
  • Communication devices for people with disabilities
  • Communicative competence
  • Communicative disorders
  • Facilitated communication
  • Hearing disorders
  • Language and languages - physiological aspects
  • Language development
  • Language disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Speech disorders
  • Speech perception
  • Speech therapy

Need Help Locating Library Materials?

Use the links below to learn more about finding your book on the shelf.  Once you've found your books you can check them out at the circulation desk with your UM ID card.