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Audiology Resources: Databases

This guide was developed in collaboration with the Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences.

Core Databases

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Additional Medical & Interdisciplinary Resources

Core Communication, Education, & Psychology Resources

Biology & Anatomy Resources

A to Z Databases

All campus databases

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Audiology & Assistive Technology Databases

Core Test Compilations and Search Tools

Test instruments and measures are used by students, educators, researchers, and practitioners to assist in the assessment of people, conditions, or topics.

Online Collection of Tests

Test Reviews and How to Purchase

Find Articles About Test Development and Articles That Use Tests

Search Tip: 
Enter the name of a test or key words about a test.
Select IN Instrumentation from the Select a Field drop down menu.

Search Tip: 
Enter the name of a test or key words about a test.
Limit the search to Primary Source for articles about test development and validation. Some of these may contain sample questions or the full test.
Limit the search to Secondary Source for articles that used the test in a research study.

Search Tip:
Validation studies[publication type] AND (scale* OR instrument* OR assessment* OR measure* OR questionnaire* OR survey*) AND word for your topic
Validation studies[publication type] AND "name of a particular test in quotation marks"

Find Copies of Tests in Dissertation Abstracts and PsycInfo

Search Tip:
Search for the test name in the abstract.
Look at the full-text of the results. Check the Methods section for information about how the test was used. Check the Appendix for a copy of the test.

PsycInfo Search Tip:
Select the TM Tests & Measures field.
Enter a keyword for your topic to identify studies that used a test with that word in its name.
Enter the exact words of a test name to find studies that used that test.
Enter Appended in a second search box with TM selected to find articles that put the test in an appendix.

Search Google

Enter the full name of the test you have identified. If you find the test in full-text, be sure to contact the author for permission unless the web page clearly states the test is freely available.

Aids for Organizing Your Search

Use this guide to help visualize and plan your search:

Use this log to keep your search organized and to document your search strategy for reporting:

Learn More about Using Databases

Don't forget, Ask Us when you have difficulty finding what you're looking for in a database.

Don't forget, many databases have a link to help files as part of their search screens.

Boolean Basics for Searching
Boolean searching helps you find less (narrows) or find more (broadens) results when you search in many databases and Web search engines. Boolean searching depends on the use of three terms: AND, OR, and NOT. Enter these terms in ALL CAPS because many search engines are case sensitive for these terms.

Full Text Articles via Find@UNC
Includes Find@UNC in PubMed and what to do when the article is not online via Find@UNC.


For help using the New PubMed platform (5/2020), see New PubMed Resource Box

PubMed resources below are being updated but still have useful information demonstrated using the original PubMed platform.  

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