Contact Information
  • Librarian: DeLoice Holliday
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library W121
  • Phone: (812) 855-7769
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 9/11/2012

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Pertains to the science of normal speech processes, language, and hearing along with research and study of communication disorders. Specializations constitute audiology and speech-language pathology, among others.

This collection supports teaching and research through the doctoral level in the speech and hearing sciences, as well as faculty research. The department maintains fourteen laboratories for research and two clinics that offer services to area residents, and the staffs of these facilities are also supported.

Virtually all the collection is housed in the Wells Library. However, within the Research Collection, it is very scattered because speech and hearing is represented in a number of areas in the Library of Congress classification system. Related materials can also be found in the Life Sciences Library and Swain Library, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis also includes relevant books and journals.

Research Guide:

The following resources can be of use to undergraduate and graduate researches in the Speech and Hearing Sciences and related fields. All of the print resources listed in this guide and located in the Herman B Wells Library, and all of the electronic resources are available online. (Databases require network username and password.)

Reference Books:

Reference books are great for an introduction to a new topic, or for a quick refresher. The following reference books are located on the tenth floor of the East Tower in the Herman B Wells Library.

Terminology of Communication Disorders: Speech-Language-Hearing by Lucille Nicolosi, Elizabeth Harryman, and Janet Kresheck.

Call Number: RC423 .N52 2004 (Research Collection)

This is a straight-forward, compact dictionary of terms associated with communication disorders. It includes photos, diagrams, and tables that help illustrate many of the terms listed in the book.

Concise Encyclopedia of Language Pathology by Franco Fabbro

Call Number: RC423 .C656 1999 (Research Collection)

In this slim encyclopedia, we have in-depth passages covering the major issues in language pathology. The book is divided into six sections:

Speech and Language in Normal Speakers

General Aspects of Speech and Language Pathologies

Developmental Speech and Language Pathologies

Acquired Speech Pathologies

Acquired Language Pathologies

Language Pathology in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

In the back pages, you can find a name and subject index to help you find specific researchers or topics.

Illustrated Dictionary of Speech-Language Pathology by Sandanand Sign and Raymond D. Kent

Call Number: RC423 .S533 2000 (Research Collection)

This dictionary offers short definitions for a wide range of terms, from "arm" to "Zenger's diverticulum". The illustrations and diagrams are large and easy to interpret. In the back pages, you will find a list of popular abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms in the field.

Books and Scholarly Journals:

The following books and scholarly journals are located in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library.


Clinical Sociolinguistics by Martin J. Ball

Call Number: P40 .C547 2005 (Research Collection)

Basic Otorhinolaryngology by Rudolf Probst, Gerhard Grevers, and Heinrich Iro

Call Number: RF46 .P69913 2005 (Research Collection)

Communication Acoustics by Jens Blauert (editor)

Call Number: TA365 .C62 2005 (Research Collection)

Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders by John Seikel

Call Number: RC43 .S44 2004 (Research Collection)

Essentials of Audiology by Stanley A. Gelfand

Call Number: RF290 .E73 2001 (Research Collection)

Scholarly Journals:

Journal of Communication Disorders (also available online through ScienceDirect)

Call Number: RC423 .A1 J786 (Research Collection)

Ear and Hearing (also available online through Medline - Ovid)

Call Number: RF286 .E18 (Research Collection)

Topics in Language Disorders (also available online through Communication and Mass Media Complete)

Call Number: RC423 .A1 T66 (Research Collection)

Brain and Language (also available online through ScienceDirect)

Call Number: RC423 .A1 B82 (Research Collection)

Online Resources:

The following web sites can be used to find more information about associations, research, and careers in the Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Medline Plus

This site lists recent news articles, general overviews, and statistics on a huge range of medical fields. You can perform keyword searches to find specific topics, or you can browse by health subject.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

This site offers introductory information on hearing; ear infections and deafness; balance, smell and taste; and voice, speech, and language. There is also an archive of research, news articles, and press releases.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

This site can help you plan a career in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, or Communication Sciences. You can also get information about award-winning researchers in the Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This site offers quick information about many hearing loss issues and advocacy resources. It also gives information about current hot topics related to hearing loss and spoken language education.

Electronic Databases:

The IUB Libraries offer several electronic databases that contain scholarly journals in the Speech and Hearing Sciences. Links to this databases are gathered under the "Speech and Hearing Sciences Resources" in the left-hand column of this page. All of these databases offer keyword searching to help you find articles that pertain to your research. You can use the keyword chart (below) to help you get started.

If you need further assistance, please contact a librarian by clicking the "Ask a Librarian" link at the top of the IUB Libraries page.

last updated: 9/11/2012