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American Sign Language & Deaf Studies: Find Books & Videos

This is a research guide for ASL.

Find More Books on Topics of Your Choice

Subject headings like these (what follows is just a selection) are likely to lead to materials that will supplement your textbooks and other course materials.

  • American Sign Language
  • Closed captioning
  • Cochlear implants
  • Community services--Deaf
  • Deaf--Biography
  • Deaf--Education--United States
  • Deaf--Government policy
  • Deaf--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
  • Deaf--Literary collections
  • Deaf--Means of communication
  • Deaf--Services for
  • Deaf--Social conditions
  • Deaf--United States--Biography
  • Deaf--United States--History
  • Deaf--United States--Social Conditions
  • Deaf children
  • Deaf culture
  • Deafblind people
  • Deafness
  • Hearing imparied
  • Lipreading
  • Sign language--History
  • Sign language--Study and teaching
  • Social services--Deaf
  • Telecommunications devices for the deaf--History



Streaming Video

Streaming ASL videos are available in our Films on Demand database--  access it through the UCNJ Libraries homepage: 

Go to the page with the Films on Demand database link--   then click the link.

From off campus, you will need to log-in with your full username and password, according to the formats below:

** students-- and then your password.

** faculty and staff-- and then your password.

Once in the  Films on Demand database, type the words American Sign Language in the search box--  a list of videos accessible for viewing will be retrieved.



Below are some of the DVDs available in the Libraries' collection--

American Sign Language Interpreter Training -- Cranford, Plainfield: DVD419.7 Ex77

American Sign Language Vocabulary Builder -- Cranford: DVD 419.7 Am35

Deaf Jam -- Plainfield: DVD 899.987 De34

Fingerspelled Names and Introductions -- Plainfield: DVD 419 Da233

Idioms and Phrases in American Sign Language -- Plainfield: DVD 371.912 Id4 (5 discs)

In the Land of the Deaf --  Plainfield: DVD 362.4 Ph551

Interpreting in Insurance Settings -- Plainfield: DVD 419.7 In8

Interview and Performance Practice-- Plainfield: DVD 418.02 RE263

It's Everybody's Music -- Plainfield: DVD 780.78 It6

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God -- Cranford: DVD 261.8327 Va467

See What I Mean: Differences Between Deaf and Hearing Cultures --  Plainfield: DVD 305.9082 Ho697

Touch the Sound -- Elizabeth, Plainfield: DVD 786.8092 To589

Through Deaf Eyes --  Plainfield: DVD 362.4 HO797

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night -- Plainfield DVD 822.33 Q7NO856

E-books From Our Collection

The UCNJ Libraries offers a rich collection of print books and e-books aligned with the curriculum. Read while on campus, online or download. With your UCNJ ID card, you may borrow all except Reserve and Reference items, which are used in-library.  While the majority of the collection in support of ASL, and Deaf Studies is at the Plainfield Campus Library-- you can request that materials be delivered to another campus library more convenient to you, and you can borrow the materials there.

Here is a sampling of e-book and print book titles that may interest you:

Print Books From Our Collection

Here is a sampling of print titles that may interest you:

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