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CDSP 7253: Techniques of Research & Evaluation: Cleft Palate

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

Generating Search Terms

cleft palate

cleft palate services

cleft palate surgery

cleft lip

developing country

developing world

humanitarian assistance

voluntary workers

medical missions

voluntary health agencies


speech therapy

Operation Smile

Smile Train


Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World by M. Mars, D. Sell and N. Habal

As we don't own this book, you will need to ILL it.

TU Megasearch

TU Megasearch

This includes ALL EBSCOhost databases, so if you use this database you may not need to use the Multiple EBSCOhost Databases link on the Communication Disorders guide.


cleft palate AND developing country = 70

cleft palate AND Medical Missions = 88

cleft palate AND Missions = 178

cleft palate AND Operation Smile = 123

cleft palate AND Missions AND Speech therapy = 6 (but they seem to be different articles than the ones above)

cleft palate surgery AND developing country = 15

Smile Train = 187

Operation Smile = 712 (use the first refine option, Articles from Peer Reviewed Journals, and you are left with 35 results)


A Modified Surgical Schedule for Primary Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in Developing Countries

Effects of a Long-Term Volunteer Surgical Program in a Developing Country: The Case in Vietnam From 1993 to 2003


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.

cleft palate AND developing country = 2784 (the right side of the results list has a refine by publication type; you may want to consider refining by Journals as many entries seem to be chapters out of the Cleft Palate Management book)

"cleft palate" AND "developing country" = 505

cleft palate AND humanitarian assistance = 30

cleft palate AND "medical missions" = 20

cleft palate surgery AND volunteer = 743



cleft palate AND developing country = 126

cleft palate AND developing world = 41

cleft palate AND medical missions = 74

cleft palate surgery AND rural = 17


ProQuest (including dissertations)

cleft palate AND "developing world" = 54

cleft palate AND "medical missions" = 13

cleft palate surgery AND volunteer = 322



cleft palate AND "developing world" = 54

cleft palate surgery AND "medical missions" = 13

cleft palate AND volunteer = 208

"operation smile" = 22