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Advanced Research Techniques for Communication Sciences and Disorders  

An advanced guide to search strategies and best practices for databases relevant to the field of communicative disorders.
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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OneSearch "Advanced Search"

How to find research articles in communicative disorders with OneSearch “Advanced Search.”

  1. Head to the Rod Library website –     (or just google – UNI Library)
  2. Click on the “Advanced Search” option under the OneSearch search blank.
  3. Type in your topic and search.  
  4. After you get (too many) results you can focus on recent research as follows:

    On the left-hand column of the results page try the following:
    • Adjust the “Publication Date” bar to a recent date range e.g. 2010 to 2014
    • Change the “Limit to” to “Scholarly (peer reviewed) articles
  5. To get results click on the PDF, HTML, “View Full Text” or    link.

  6. If instead your only option is "borrow from another library" - (there is no   link or "View full text from ..." option) -

  • click on "borrow from another library,"
  • enter your CATID (username and passphrase,
  • click on "Journal Article,"
  • fill in the details  - at least the name of the journal (aka Journal Title) and the title of the article,
  • click on "Submit Request."

    Your article will arrive in a few days (or weeks) as a PDF attachment in your e-mail.

* Note While interlibrary can often be free - if too many articles from the same journal are requested over time - the library is required to charge the borrower for the article.

Search Tips for OneSearch

To focus your searches using OneSearch try the following commands:



Another powerful technique is to search for your topic (keywords) in the title of articles.  To do this change the dropdown menu in the AdvancedSearch from “Select a Field” to “TI Title”



For the following search example "dysphagia" must appear in the title of the article while either the phrase "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" or the initialism ALS  must appear in the abstract of this same article.


Be sure to limit the results to “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.”

Handout on Search Tips for OneSearch

OneSearch: Citing Your Sources in APA

To cite the news articles you find with OneSearch do the following:

  1. Go to the OneSearch results page
  2. Click on the title of the article
  3. Click on the    icon on the right side of the page
  4. Choose the citation style – APA
  5. Copy the citation
  6. Paste the citation (Warning – you may need to use the slightly unformatted “middle” paste option in Microsoft Word (to remove unwanted formatting).
  7. Fix the errors in the citation.  All online citation generators are prone to error (indeed they’re quite good at goofing up) … so you’ll need to clean up the citations you copy.

A good place to find examples of APA style citations for journal citations is the Purdue Online Writing Lab – Reference List: Articles in Periodicals at


Research Strategies

Click the image above for a PDF handout of research strategies for Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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