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These indexes and databases are the best tools for finding journal articles and other sources in Linguistics. The most relevant databases are at the top of the list. There are also several Linguistics paper indexes listed in the library catalogue.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Linguistics Librarian, Ivana Niseteo, at

Top Resources

  1. The main source for research in all areas of Linguistics. Start here!
  2. ERIC is the main education database, and can be used to locate materials on second language acquisition, computer-aided language learning, ESL instruction and language testing.
  3. Covers journals in the fields of communication, mass media studies, linguistics and film. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
  4. Lists key books, articles, and other sources on a wide variety of subjects via annotated and curated bibliographies. An excellent starting point for locating important literature and scholarly sources on a topic. Focuses on the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  5. Articles, books, book chapters, technical reports, and theses and dissertations in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of other disciplines such as education, health, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and law.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
  3. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  4. An index to peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging scientific fields in response to rapidly changing research fields and interdisciplinary scholarship to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines.
  5. Encyclopedic articles written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts. Encyclopaedia Britannica includes access to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, as well as a world atlas, and country facts and statistics.
  6. A comprehensive Education database, covering education research and practice. Includes journal articles, conference papers, curriculum guides, lesson plans, theses and dissertations and more. *Use this version if you are a current student, faculty or staff member.*
  7. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  8. Bibliographic information (title, publication location, number of pages) about books translated and published (1979 - present) in about 100 UNESCO member states. Topics covered: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history, popular reading etc.
  9. Reference entries on a wide range of behavioral and social science fields.
  10. Testing instruments used in social science disciplines, including psychology, counseling, and education. Entries often include reviews of the test. Tests in Print has information on all known commercially available tests in English.
  11. Ebooks and journal articles on science and medicine, from Elsevier.
  12. Citations, abstracts, and citation searching (cited reference searching) across major journals in multiple disciplines in the social sciences.
  13. The Government of Canada's databank of of terms in English, Spanish and French in a wide varietyof fields, such as administration, science, and informatics. Contains definitions, synonyms, acronyms and examples of usage.
  14. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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