American Sign Language

If you're not sure where to start your research this guide will point you to some of the best starting points. Don't forget, you can always get in touch directly with any questions you may have. For ASL course listings and descriptions see the undergraduate calendar.

If you're looking for journal articles for an essay related to deaf culture, sign languages etc. try searching:

  • Omni: our easy-to-use search tool, right on the Library home page  OR
  • You can search some of our other recommended databases: 

The Library has several journals that focus on deaf studies. Below are a few selected titles

To find out if our Library has access to a particular journal, look up the title using our Journal search in Omni

Omni has a feature that then allows you to search just within the contents of that specific journal:
Look for the "Search within this journal" area on the full record for a journal

Our Collection:

  • Do a Keyword search in Omni.
  • Once you get your results, limit the "Resource Type" to "videos" . (NOTE: you will probably have to click on the "Show More"  to see the video options)
  • If you only want to see videos available via online streaming, limit the "Availability" to "Available online"
  • You can request physical DVDs through our  Curbside Pick-up service.
    Showing the Videos Resource Type filter, and the availability filter

A few selections:

Other videos


  • Marlee Signs: free iOS app, lessons with Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winning deaf-actress
  • TunesU: has a number of sign language related video courses 



Content last reviewed: January 29, 2021