Searchlight on Autism

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For Brandman students who study in the field of psychology or education, autism might be a research topic of interest to you. Here is a searchlight focused on how to search for information about autism.

  1. Start on the library homepage. Type autism into the Discover! search box and click on “Search.”
  2. The first result you receive should be a Research Starter on Autism, which provides background information on the disorder as well as a brief overview of its treatment and therapy. Additionally, the Bibliography and Related Information offer a wealth of resources.Autism
  3. Aside from the Research Starter, you will see many books and e-books that the library owns on the topic of autism.
  4. To refine your search results, select the Advanced Search link below the search box and consider the following options:
    • Add the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter
    • Change the dropdown limiter from Select a Field to SU Subject Terms
    • Change the date range
    • Add additional terms

As always, Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.


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