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Library Research Guides
Interpreter Preparation Program: Websites
An introduction to finding resources in the library and online to assist with IPP research.
While the library has access to many high-quality scholarly resources, it does not provide access to all information that might be useful for your assignment. Sometimes what you need is only available on the open Internet. With seemingly infinite websites, it is necessary to use a search engine, such as Google, to locate what you are looking for. You are probably familiar with the Google search box, but there are tricks you can employ to conduct a more effective web search.
Their mission is to "promote and advocate for the rights of full access to American Sign Language and English, education, employment, and cultural identity of, by, for, and with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and DeafBlind people."
"NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a non-profit, community-based organization serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and the general public in 24 northeastern counties of California."
Federally funded program, K-8, and High School for evidence-based practices on teaching deaf and hard of hearing individuals from birth-21. Provides resources, research, and training on all topics related to deafness.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.
Web Search Strategies
Did you know that the Google Search Engine has advanced search options? Check out the following video from Common Sense Education for search tips on making the most out of your Google search.
"National organization that brings together professionals...to share best practices in working with individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to address policy and program concerns, and to network."
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 211,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Funded by the Department of Education, they provide over 8,000 accessible videos "carefully customized to serve the needs of K-12 students, as well as adult students studying to meet the needs of blind and deaf students."