Thursday, January 3, 2008

ComDisDome Database Now Provided on the Illumina Search Platform

We are pleased to announce that the ComDisDome (Communication Sciences and Disorders Dome) database, previously provided by ContentScan, is now available on the ProQuest Illumina search platform. ComDisDome is the principal index to scholarly literature in communication disorders, with a focus on speech-language pathology and audiology. The database offers citations to journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area. ComDisDome currently provides over 273,000 records, with coverage extending from 1950 to the present, and updates that add approximately 400 new records each month.

The Illumina search platform includes several powerful tools not available through the previous service, including the ability to:

  • search on 14 different index fields
  • access your search history during a session
  • print records
  • save search strategies and create automated search alerts
  • generate bibliographies from marked records or transfer your results to a RefWorks account with a few clicks

The former ComDisDome "Topic Guide" has also been converted to a subject thesaurus with subject terms applied to all records. A comparison chart (in RTF format) provides additional details about the differences between the old and new search platforms.

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