The Professional Body Representing Speech-Language Therapists and Audiologists in Malaysia


Where to look for research articles?

MASH Research Portfolio recommends you to look for research articles via reliable sources including research databases and journal websites. Your search strategies will depend on the purpose of your search.

If you are exploring with the aim of learning more about your field of interest, you can look through relevant journals or research database (See examples below). You can also subscribe to the updates or social media accounts of the journals or websites of interest.

If you have a specific research or clinical questions in mind, you can go straight to the relevant database and look for your target using the search function. Use relevant and specific keywords, and apply search filters as needed. The search filter will allow you to narrow down the range through categories such as the time of publication, subject field, country of publication.

Once you have found some key articles of interest, you can delve deeper into the topic through articles published by the same research team or authors. Similarly, you can go through the references and citations of the key articles to find more related research. You can even set up an alert to receive updates about publications from the authors or article citations.

Malaysian Research Publication

There are a few local university repositories offering access to published and unpublished research work of academicians and students.

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Repository @ USM

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

UKM Institutional Repository (E-rep)

International Islamic University Malaysia

IIUM Repository (iREP)

University Malaya

UM Student Repository

Malaysian health sciences journals are also available for those interested in exploring local research or submitting own research findings:

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Malaysian Journal of Health Sciences

International Islamic University Malaysia

IIUM Journal of Orofacial and Health Sciences

International Research Publication

Here are some of examples of widely used health science research databases:


  • Comprises more than 34 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  • Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

CINAHL - Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED)

  • Produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library
  • Is a specialized bibliographic database designed for physicians, therapists, medical researchers, historians and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative and allied therapies and related subjects.

Web of science

  • Previously known as Web of Knowledge
  • Is a database of bibliographic citations of multidisciplinary areas that covers the various journals of medical, scientific, and social sciences including humanities.


  • Contains citations and summaries of the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics, applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental human and animal psychology, personality, physical and psychological disorders, physiological psychology and intervention, professional personnel and issues, psychometrics, social processes and issues, sports psychology and leisure, and treatment and prevention.

The Cochrane Library

  • The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

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