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Search for Background Information

Bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks can provide you with relevant background information for topics and key concepts/terms in Linguistics. Use Library Search to begin your searching. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact a librarian to set up an appointment.

Search for Articles

Use the following databases to find articles and other materials on specific topics in linguistics published in scholarly journals. A scholarly journal's main purpose is to inform and report on original research or experimentation. Scholarly journals are usually published by a scholarly professional association or a university and contain articles that are lengthy and extensively documented, with all references provided in footnotes or endnotes. Use the Get This Item button to link to full text or to request a PDF through Resource Sharing/ILL.

Search for Books in Library Search

Use Basic Search to Use Advanced Search to

look up books/materials by:

  • keyword
  • title
  • author
  • subject

(This works best if you have a citation and want to see if the Libraries own it.

look up material by:

  • Location (Reference? Special Collections? Denison Library? Etc.)
  • Format (Book vs Article vs CD vs DVD, etc)
  • Multiple Subjects or Keywords (search for "foreign language learning" AND "elementary school*")
  • and much more!