ComDisDome is an indexing and abstracting tool covering the communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. In one convenient location, the database will quickly identify and connect you to reliable information from multiple sources in your field, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.
ComDisDome will help users to stay current on the latest findings and trends in communications disorders research, improve patient communication and education, write research reports and grants, and locate and communicate with researchers in the field.
Major areas of coverage include:
Monthly, with approximately 400 records added per update.
The Topic Guide, available under the Thesaurus Tab from Search Tools, is a top-down view of the discipline's topic areas. It contains over 5600 topics and will assist you in finding the best keywords to expand or narrow your search. The Topic Guide is an unparalleled resource for acquiring a cohesive view of the discipline's subject areas and their interrelationships.
Using our interactive Thesaurus Search you can browse for terms in the Topic Guide via a hierarchical, alphabetical, or rotated index display. These display formats allow you to navigate the topic guide alphabetically or through the hierarchical relationships between terms. After finding appropriate terms, you can submit a search for those terms. Search terms can also be combined or restricted by using AND/OR operators.
Terms selected from the Topic Guide are searched against all text fields of ComDisDome. For example, a search on "audiology" will retrieve records that include audiology in the Title, Abstract, or Descriptors field. For a search in the Descriptors field only, use Advanced Search or Command Search to search DE=audiology.