Speech Pathologist's Toolbox - 2024




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Speech Pathologist Programs

by Speech Pathologist Programs Staff

Updated: February 28th, 2023

A database of biomedical literature, including research articles related to speech-language pathology and communication disorders. It provides access to a vast array of research articles and journals.

Use PubMed to Further Your Research Prowess

As a speech-language pathology (SLP) student, you can use the PubMed website and resources to learn more about research and how to conduct research in the field.

Here are some steps you can follow:

  1. Familiarize yourself with PubMed: PubMed is a free online database of biomedical literature, including research articles, journals, and books. Visit the website and explore the different features, such as the search bar, filters, and advanced search options.
  2. Identify relevant keywords: Before searching PubMed, it is important to identify relevant keywords related to your research topic. This will help you to narrow down your search and find articles that are most relevant to your research question.
  3. Conduct a search: Enter your keywords into the search bar and hit search. You can use the filters to narrow down your search by article type, publication date, language, and more.
  4. Read abstracts and full-text articles: Once you have identified relevant articles, read the abstracts to determine whether they are relevant to your research question. If they are, read the full-text articles to gain a deeper understanding of the research.
  5. Take notes and analyze the research: As you read the articles, take notes on the key findings and research methods used. Analyze the research to gain a better understanding of how it was conducted and what the implications are for your own research.
  6. Use PubMed for your own research: As you conduct your own research, use PubMed to find relevant articles and to stay up-to-date on the latest research in the field.
  7. Consult with a librarian or research mentor: If you need help navigating PubMed or conducting research, consult with a librarian or research mentor. They can provide guidance on search strategies, data analysis, and more.