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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
  • rural
  • speech therapy
  • Operation Smile
  • Smile Train


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



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