Because communication disorders involve physiological, psychological and social factors, the professional literature covering the field spans several academic disciplines and requires you to search several databases. Use the following search techniques and recommended databases to locate scholarly, research articles.
Example: cleft palate AND children
This will retrieve only those citations that contain both the phrase cleft palate and the word children. If both are not in the record, you will not retrieve it.
Example: dementia OR Alzheimer’s
This will retrieve all citations that reference either term. Helpful for clustering related & synonymous terms using parentheses, eg., (aphasia OR language disorder) and (stroke OR cerebral vascular accident)