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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. Powered by MEDLINE, a premier collection of citations maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Full-text linking is available for free and subscribed content only.

For tips on searching PubMed see the PubMed: Ten Tips LibGuide.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association, covering nursing, biomedicine, librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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. Covers 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


An evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource used to make point-of-care decisions. Specialties include Adult Primary Care, Cardiology, Family Practice, Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and others. Note: Create your account while on campus.

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.


E-Books (Reference)

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.