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Subject Definition

"Communication is one of the most important ways we are human and social. A communication disorder robs the child or adult of a critical part of being social and human. The disorder not only affects the individual, but all of their communication partners. One of the greatest joys in our professional lives is using our knowledge and skills to enable a child or adult to learn or relearn how to effectively communicate."

-Dr. Brenda Cross


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  • PsycINFO  
    Behavioral sciences database containing full-text and abstracts for journals, books, and book chapters. International coverage for psychology, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education and pharmacology. Index is created by the American Psychological Association. More than 1.8 million entries. Entries are searchable by language, format, special population groups, classification codes, content type, intended audience, and special features.
  • Communication Source  
    The most comprehensive research database in the field of communications, this resource results from a merger of EBSCO’s Communication and Mass Media Complete with SAGE's Communications Abstracts. It indexes and abstracts over 1000 core journals, nearly 400 more than in CMMC, and its active full text for more than 600 journals includes 150 full-text titles not available in CMMC.

    It also has a subject-specific, browsable thesaurus featuring 4,528 preferred and 8,528 non-preferred terms and coverage dating back to 1915.

    Coverage includes advertising, rhetoric, communication disorders and much more.
  • UpToDate
    Specific, detailed answers to clinical questions in nursing, sports and exercise sciences, communication disorders, and psychology. Original content that is written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of more than 5,100 leading physicians. Content includes over 9,500 topics in 21 specialties, a drug database and drug interactions program, 135 Medical calculators, What’s New (summary of important new findings by specialty), and patient education materials.

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