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This guide contains PDFs illustrating how to use Google Scholar, Ebsco databases, and SouthernSearch for your Communications Disorders research. 

The databases have overlap but each also has unique features. Google Scholar searches the widest field but can't be limited to full text; SouthernSearch includes dissertations (a recent dissertation can be a gold mine) and searches most of our databases; Ebsco has the best collection of Communication Disorders databases but is correspondingly narrower than the other two.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email (, or by chat or TEAMS if I'm online. We can also arrange a one-on-one session in-person or via video if you'd like help specifically for your research.

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