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Databases (free to All Users)

Gallaudet University Library Index to Deaf Periodicals

The Index to Deaf Periodicals is an index to articles in selected deaf-related journals. Work on this database is an on-going project and additional years of coverage will be added from time to time. The journals indexed and coverage are:

  • Deaf American (v.32-39, 1979-1989)
  • Deaf American Monographs (v.40-47, 1990-1997)
  • Deaf Life (v.1-11, 1987-1998)
  • DeafNation (v.1-2, 1995-1997)
  • Silent Worker (v.1-6, 1948-1954)

(source: vendor website)

Online Resources (free to All Users)

American Sign Language Browser
Welcome to Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. (Source: website)
Info to Go
Info to Go, from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center's office of Publications and Information Dissemination (formerly the National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse), is a centralized source of accurate, up-to-date, and objective information on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss in the age group of 0-21. Info to Go responds to a wide range of questions from the general public, deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, and professionals who work with them. Info to Go collects, develops, and disseminates information on deafness, hearing loss, and services and programs related to children with hearing loss from birth to age 21. (Source: website)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
This is the website of this organization.
Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is an online, searchable Sign Language Video Dictionary. The site contains thousands of large videos demonstrating American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.