April is National Autism Awareness Month and in recognition of that your librarians wanted to point out some of the autism research resources available to you in the Fielding library.
First, here is a selected list of some excellent journal titles, the coverage dates to which you have access, and the database in which you can find the content:
Autism: The international journal of research and practice
You can gain access to articles published from 1999-present in the SAGE Premier database.
Research in autism spectrum disorders
Access to articles published from 2007-present available in the Social & Behavior Sciences/ScienceDirect database.
Full-text from 2008-present available in the Wiley database.
In addition to these titles, you have access to additional journal titles as well as a number of e-books. To check the available titles, follow the ‘Journal and Book Titles’ link on the main library website, set the drop-down menu to ‘title contains all words’, and use ‘autism’ as your search term:
Of course, beyond these individual titles, many of our research databases contain scholarly articles of interest. For example, you may try cross-searching all of our ProQuest databases at once (not sure how? Learn how here). Once you’ve selected all (or whichever) databases, one strategy to try is to use the ‘thesaurus’ and choose the subject term for ‘Autism’. Once you’ve added the subject term to your search, you may want to make additional refinements such as limiting to the last few years, or limiting to a certain type of article like a ‘literature review’.
Here is a screenshot of how to build a search like that:
Remember that in addition to our subscription resources, there are a number of resources on the web which might prove useful as well.
The CDC funds a group of programs known as the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and reports on their activities and findings here. There are additional resources and links out both on the CDC page and on the NIMH’s Autism page, available here.
We hope you will find some of these resources useful in your research. You’re always welcome to contact the library for more specific guidance on your topic.