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Deaf Studies

Finding Articles in Older Journals

To find articles from the following list of journals you will need to look at the print/paper Table of Contents or indexes for each issue. Notebooks with copies of these tables and indexes are available in Room 448 in the RPM on the 4th floor of the library.

Deaf American Monograph (1990 -1999) Note: Title formerly Deaf American (1964-1989) and Silent Worker (1948 - 1964). Official publication of the National Association of the Deaf.

The Silent Worker is available online at Gallaudet University from 1888-1929 and from 1948-1966.

The Deaf American* (1966-1989) is available in digitized format at Gallaudet University Library.

*The Silent Worker began in 1888 as a publication of the New Jersey School for Deaf-Mutes. The first few issues were titled The Deaf-Mute Times, but the name changed to The Silent Worker by the end of 1888. The publication was later associated with the National Association of the Deaf. The Silent Worker ceased publication in 1929. The National Association of the Deaf took up the name again for its Deaf newspaper from 1948-1964. The publication name changed in 1966 to The Deaf American.

Deaf Life (1988-2013)

Deaf Worlds (1996-2007)

Hip Magazine (index available for Vol. 1 #1 through Vol. 6 #5)

Deafness & Education International (1999-2003) Full text is online from 2004 (but most recent year is not available).

Journal of Interpretation (1981-2010)

Perspectives in Education and Deafness (paper indexes September 1982-June 1995) Table of contents: September/October 1995-September/October 1999

NAD Broadcaster 1993 index

Gallaudet Today (Summer 1970-Spring 2011)




Requesting a Journal from NCOD Storage

No Paper Indexes or Digital Access

For these periodicals, you will need to request volumes from storage and browse through them.

Silent News The University Library has paper copies of  Vol. 3 (1971) - Vol. 34 (2002).

SIGNews The University Library has paper copies of Vol. 1 (2003) - Vol. 10 (2012).

Online Access to Journals

Online access is available for the following journals and years of publication:

American Annals of the Deaf & Dumb (Available from 1847 volume: 1 issue: 1 until 1886 volume: 31 issue: 3 in various databases)

American Annals of the Deaf (Available from 1886 volume: 31 issue: 4 - present in various databases)

Deaf Studies Digital Journal (issue 1, Fall 2009 - issue 4, Spring 2014

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (1996-current)

NAD Mag (volume 1, 2001 - present)

Sign Language Studies (volume 1, 1972 - present)

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