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Communication Disorders and Sciences

This research guide is for the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. lt will help you find and use CSUN University Library resources as well as how to cite your sources.


This guide will give you tips on how to find books, articles, and journals,  and how to cite your sources

If you need help or additional l information or if you have suggestions to improve this subject guide, please do contact me.  I am eager to meet you either in person or by email!  You can arrange an appointment by email .

Please be aware that  our catalog, articles, audiovisuals can be identified by using   OneSearch .  However, OneSearch does NOT offer you the full contents of databases such as CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health), so it is necessary to go directly into the EbscoHost database(s), as well as using One Search..

If you are looking for books, OneSearch Advanced search is a good starting point, but you can also use the  OneSearch box on the library homepage at

Citation Managers - Zotero Bib and EndNote Basic (EndNoteWeb)

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and will help format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • Zotero Bib -  is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. See FAQ at   It is also helpful for its feature to save as an .RIS file that can be imported into a more robust citation manager such as EndNote Web.  Zotero Bib APA 7th style will automatically correct for sentence case capatilization.
  • EndNote Web (currently called EndNote Basic , EndNote Online) - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and several browsers (IE,Chrome, Firefox); can export references directly from many databases.   You can contact EndNote help desk, Monday-Friday, 24 hours at 855-258-5858. [Press 2 for Research Support, press 1 and press 1 again for  Endnote] The drawback is you need to have internet access,  Check and improve, if needed, your saved records and prepare your list of references before you start writing your paper.   Clarivate provides many training videos, but we are suggesting using the FREE EndNote Basic (EndNote Online also known as EndNoteWeb) so use this link with caution looking for EndNote Online  (

Scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles

OneSearch and EBSCOHOst databases offer ways to limit to peer reviewed journals.

Find Articles using Databases

Additional tutorials for EndNote Basic/Online/EndNoteWeb

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