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Education, Communication & Language Sciences: Speech and Language Sciences

Library guide for resources in ECLS subjects

Speech and Language Sciences

A systematic review of the literature on the topic requires an organised, consistent and recorded methodology across multiple databases. You should be able to say what you've searched, how and why. The Library provides a Guide to Systematic Reviews for more information and we recommend the following resources.

The term grey literature refers to research that is either unpublished or has been published in non-commercial form.

Examples of grey literature include: policy statements and issues papersconference proceedingspre-prints and post-prints of articles; theses and dissertationsresearch reportsnewsletters and bulletins and fact sheets.

Grey literature can be found by doing an Internet search focusing your search terms, for example ending your search with site:.gov.uk to look for government reports.  You will also find grey literature by searching some of our news databases.

Most databases allow you to limit your search by document type so you can look for grey literature as part of your research. 

Other recommended resources include:

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Browse a selection of key journals in your subject area

BrowZine is an attractive new way of browsing the Library's journals. You can set up your own bookshelf to ensure you don't miss the latest issues of key journals in your field. 

Access to resources elsewhere

How can you search other catalogues? How can you find out what archives and special collections are held elsewhere, from York to New York and all points in between? Click on the tabs for guidance to help you track down what you require: locally, nationally and internationally. 

You might also find it helpful to use our two services below: 

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Selection of new books in the library

Click the tabs to browse a selection of our new books. To view all our new books in your subject area, just carry out your search as usual, and then limit by most recent records (look for the 'new records' option on the left hand side of your results page:)

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Keep up to date with social media

As well as 'traditional' academic resources, social media is, increasingly, an excellent way of keeping up to date with your subject area. You really can't afford to ignore it! Not convinced? Check out our selection of social media links for your subject.

If you've got any recommendations you think we should add, just let us know. 

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