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Communication Disorders

Tips and resources for Communication Disorders

Library of Congress Classifications

The majority of communication disorders books are found in the medical section of the Library of Congress Classification scheme.

Information about Medicine is found in the R range of call numbers.  Here are some of the main areas that relate to Communication Disorders:

R Medicine (General)
RA Public aspects of medicine
RC Internal medicine
RJ Pediatrics

Other Library of Congress call number ranges that may have information related to Communication Disorders:

BF Psychology

P Philology and Linguistics

Discovery Search

Getting Started

The best place to search for books is using Discovery Search, the default search box on the UMass Amherst Libraries website. Discovery Search looks for books and articles at UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges and worldwide libraries. It searches many resources all at once, but does not include all of our databases. It also does not provide the specialized limiters that are available in subject databases when you search them directly. 


When your search is complete, the results can be narrowed using the limiters on the left. If a book is at one of the Five Colleges, you can request it to come to UMass Amherst using the Request Item link above the box with information about the book.

When you have found a source that seems useful, click on the title to open the full record. Look at the Subject Terms assigned to that source; if you see one that looks good, click that to get other titles that have been given that subject heading.

E-book Databases

UMass Amherst Libraries has access to several E-book collections. The list below highlights those that have health-related content.