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Articles for ASL

Articles can be found in our Library databases, available from the PCCC Library home page, Online Resources box
→Click on EBSCO (all),
→Select all databases
→Enter your search terms.
Search suggestions will appear as you type your search terms. Examples:
-Deaf culture
-Sign language history
Note the "Refine Results" box on the left of the search results screen for further ways to narrow your search.
→For Literary analysis,  select the subject area (↓down arrow to Literature). Start with Bloom's Literary Reference.


Dictionaries for ASL

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The Joy of Signing - Lottie L. Riekehof
Call Number: HV2474 .R53 1987
ISBN: 0882435205
Publication Date: 1987-01-01
Dictionary with ASL features

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The Gallaudet Dictionary of American Sign Language - Peggy Swartzel Lott (Illustrator); Daniel Renner (Illustrator); Rob Hills (Illustrator); Clayton Valli (Editor)
Call Number: REF. HV2475 .G35 2005 with DVD
ISBN: 1563682826
Publication Date: 2006-04-17

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Random House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary - Elaine Costello
Call Number: REF HV2475 .C66 2008
ISBN: 9780375426162
Publication Date: 2008-06-10

Historical ebooks available online


American Sign Language Resources

→Browse the Library shelves for books on sign language, with the call number range:HV 2470-HV 2883
→Search the catalog for the words:
"Sign language"
"Deaf" as a subject term
→Notations to the books listed below are taken from Books for Learning Sign Language, Gallaudet University,    
indicating American Sign Language books: beginner or intermediate with the letters ASL.

Reference and Circulating Books for ASL

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Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes - Gabriel Grayson
Call Number: REF. HV2474 .G73 2003
ISBN: 075700007X
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Reference book, ASL Beginner / Intermediate, includes photographs of signs and their synonyms

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The American Sign Language Phrase Book - Lou Fant; Barbara Bernstein Fant; Betty Miller
Call Number: HV2475 .F36 2008
ISBN: 9780071497138
Publication Date: 2008-08-11
ASL, Beginner, includes line drawings of signs. Also in Reference

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Dancing Without Music - Beryl L. Benderly
Call Number: HV2545 .B39 1990
ISBN: 0930323599
Publication Date: 1990-09-01

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Signs Across America - Edgar H. Shroyer; Susan P. Shroyer
Call Number: HV2474 .S476 1984
ISBN: 0913580961
Publication Date: 1984-11-01
ASL Intermediate. Signs in different parts of America

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Signing Illustrated - Mickey Flodin
Call Number: HV2474 .F56 2004
ISBN: 039953041X
Publication Date: 2004-11-02
ASL beginner, includes more than 1350 signs with review exercises


Videos for ASL

Search the Online Catalog for the phrase:
Sign language and videorecording
For videos with subtitles for the deaf, use the phrase
                     Deaf and videorecording
Most videos are stored at the Circulation desk. Titles include:
   Title: Living Language say it by signing [videorecording] / Crown Publishers ; directed by Adam Friedman ; script by Elaine Costello.VHS 1165       VIDEO      

   Title: The miracle worker [videorecording ] / Playfilm  Productions; United Artists. DVD 0025     

Children's books for ASL

In our Juvenile collection. Call numbers for
Nonfiction books: J 419
Fairy tales: J 398.
Fiction: J FICTION
Nonfiction books on baby signing: BF 720-BF 723
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Little Red Riding Hood - Harry Bornstein; Karen L. Saulnier (Contribution by); Bradley O. Pomeroy (Illustrator)
Call Number: J398.21 BOR LIT 1990
ISBN: 0930323637
Publication Date: 1990-11-01

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Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose - Harry Bornstein; Patricia Peters (Illustrator); Karen L. Saulnier (Contribution by); Linda C. Tom (Illustrator)
Call Number: J398.8 BOR NUR 1992
ISBN: 0930323998
Publication Date: 1972-01-01

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Singing Hands - Delia Ray
Call Number: J RAY SIN 2006
ISBN: 0618657622
Publication Date: 2006-05-15


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