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Deaf Studies and Interpreting Reference Guide


LCC Browsing Areas:


  • H – Social Sciences
    • HV – Social and Public Welfare, Criminology
  • L – Education
    • LB 3451-3458 – Physical Disabilities
  • R – Medicine
    • RF – Diseases of the Ear, Nose, Throat


OUC Reference Resources


  • Encyclopedia of Disability  - HV1568 .E528 2006
  • The Deaf Way: Perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture -  HV2359 .I487 1989      
  • Global Perspectives on the Education of the Deaf in Selected Countries  -

HV2430 .G56 1999

  • Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary -  

HV2475 .C66 1998

  • Medical Sign Language: Easily Understood Definitions of Commonly Used Medical, Dental, and First Aid Terms  - HV2475 .G37 1983
  • NTC's Multilingual Dictionary of American Sign Language -  HV2475 .P76 1998
  • American Sign Language: Unabridged Edition  -  HV2475 .S77 1998
  • Toward Equality: Education of the Deaf  -  HV2545 .C73 1988      
  • Handbook of Child Language Acquisition - P118 .H348 1999x


OUC Print Journals


  • American Psychologist
  • Communication Education
  • Human Communication Research
  • Review of Educational Research
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Social Studies


Online Databases


  • Academic Search Complete - “Indexes nearly 11,000 scholarly and other publications covering academic areas of study.”  Some full-text
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete - “Article database that incorporates the contents of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals on the fields of communication and mass media.”  Some full-text.
  • ERIC - “Indexes approximately 900 journals and the ERIC document collection.”  Some full-text
  • PsychINFO - “Index to articles in over 2,000 scholarly journals in the field of psychology and related disciplines. Also indexes thousands of books, dissertations, and other scholarly publications.”  
  • Medline (1966 to the Present) - “Contains complete references to articles from more than 3,200 journals.”  Some full-text.
  • CINAH-“Indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.”  Some full-text


Deaf Studies and Interpreting Websites:


  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD) – (http://www.nad.org/site/pp.asp?c=foINKQMBF&b=91587) - Offers links to the latest news and advocacy issues related to the deaf community, as well as information about interpreting and American Sign Language.
  • Council on Education of the Deaf (CED)  (http://www.deafed.net/PageText.asp?hdnPageId=58) – A site devoted to deaf education.  Provides program standards manuals for teachers of deaf students, as well as information about CED certification and standards.
  • National Deaf Education Project (NDEP)

 (http://www.ndepnow.org/) – This website provides information about the nationwide education reform efforts of NDEP and on state reform projects concerning deaf education. 

  • The Deaf Resource Library 

( http://deaflibrary.org/)  - Presents an “online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States, as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.”

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government

 (http://www.dhhig.org/) – Provides the latest news and events related to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federal (D/HH) employees. Offers information about laws and legislation concerning the deaf, as well as tips and resources for job searches.

  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

 (http://www.rid.org/) – Provides certification, continuing education and career information for interpreters.  Also offers information about finding and selecting interpreters. 

  • Sign Language Associates (SLA)

 (http://www.signlanguage.com/) – This site provides information about SLA interpreting services, as well as information about their reservation and mentor programs.

  • ASLPro.com

 (http://www.aslpro.com/) – Offers free reference and learning tools, such as video dictionaries and ASL Quiz Me programs, for teachers of deaf students.

  • Librarians’ Internet Index: Society and Social Studies (http://search.lii.org/index.jsp?more=SubTopic14) – A guide to some of the best websites related to social studies.  Under the Society and Social Studies menu, choose “Disabilities.”  From there, choose Deafness and Hearing Disorders from the menu.