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CDSP 7253: Techniques of Research & Evaluation: Gaming & Language

This guide is for TU's CDSP Techniques of Research & Evaluation class.

Generating Search Terms



video game

console games

language development

speech development

language stimulation

sensory stimulation


Multiple EBSCOhost Databases

scholarly journals box checked


games AND language development = 111

gaming AND language development = 8

game AND language stimulation = 2

language stimulation = 87

video game AND stimulation = 49



When using AND below, I placed the first term in the Search box and the second/third term(s) in the Refine by box(es).


games AND language development = 8



"video game" "language development" = 9

game "language development" = 42


Wiley InterScience

REMEMBER: Just because Wiley provides a pdf link does NOT mean McFarlin has full-text access to the article. If you click on the pdf link and Wiley prompts you to pay for the article, don't do it! Instead, get the name of the journal and date of the article, go to our Journal Titles page, search for the journal, and determine if we have a subscription to that journal for the date you need (don't forget to check the Print or Microform at TU Libraries link). If we don't have it, ILL the article.


gaming AND language development = 22

video games AND speech development = 25



REMEMBER: A green box to the left of the article information means we have full-text access in this database. A white box to the left of the article information means we do NOT have full-text access in this database - we may have full-text access in another database or in print at the library. Please double-check our Journal Titles page for additional methods of accessing the article before requesting an ILL.
ALSO: This database uses brackets instead of quotation marks to indicate searching a phrase (how clever of them).

video games AND language stimulation = 1273

{video games} AND {language development} = 63

{video games} AND speech therapy = 171

Wii AND speech therapy = 60



I usually check the Articles box under Limit To: Type:  I hate having to sort through book reviews and editorials, but you may also want to check the Pamphlet box depending on the type of research you desire.


"video games" AND "language development" = 38

"video games" AND speech = 473