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Speech Language Pathology: Evidence-Based Practice: Resources

Key Databases


A search system that contains references to scholarly journals in the areas of biomedicine and health. At the heart of this search system is the MEDLINE database, a premier collection of citations maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (1937-present)

Provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2005-present)

Includes full-text systematic reviews (of the highest level) of methodological studies and protocols.


An American Psychological Association (APA) collection devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Coverage is from the 1800’s to the present.

Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)

Includes annotated bibliographic records–citations, abstracts, and other data, including journal articles, books, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related materials.

Point of Care Resources

Turning Research Into Practice (TRIP)

A clinical search engine with high-quality research evidence such as systematic reviews, medical images, patient leaflets, and peer-reviewed articles. Note: Search results link directly to PubMed and other resources for access.


An evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource used to make point-of-care decisions. Note: Create your account while on campus.

Key Websites

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - a national association.

SpeechBITE - a free database of intervention studies across the scope of speech pathology practice.

Texas Speech-Language Hearing Association (TSHA) - a professional membership organization and resource for SLPs, audiologists, Texas citizens with speech or hearing disorders, and students.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) - SLP and audiology page.