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Deaf Communication: Find Books

The purpose of this research guide is to provide information and resources related to Deaf Communications, American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting and Deaf Culture.

Books in the STLCC Library Collection

Here are just a few titles showing what's available in the library collection. Do a search in the Library Catalog to discover more resources.

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Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Catalog.


Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. American Sign Language
  2. ASL
  3. deaf and biography
  4. deaf and education
  5. deaf* or hearing impaired

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search.  Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search. Use the truncation symbol * to find varient words

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog.

  1. American Sign Language (and related subject headings)
  2. Deaf Children -- Education (and related subheadings)
  3. Deafness
  4. Deaf Women -- United States  

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Reference Books in the STLCC Library Collection

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000